Tuesday, April 26, 2016
"Because It's 2016"
Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that if she's elected President in November, half of the members of her Cabinet will be women.
Clinton is right to say that she needs a Cabinet "that looks like America, and 50 percent of America is women." But since we're sure that the teabags and the right wingers are screaming about how badly she's pandering with this pledge, let us remind everybody that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau achieved Cabinet-level gender parity first. Just giving credit where credit is due.
But have at it, Secretary Clinton. We'd be thrilled — as long as you don't lose us the Senate when you do it. (Democratic women from states with Republican governors are off the table, sorry.) With that one caveat, it's a grand, Trudeauesque idea. We cats PURR.