Sunday, January 06, 2008

Women & Politics III: The Lisa Bennington Story

The maven of Pennsylvania political newspaper blogs, Capitol Ideas, has the straight skinny on why Rep. Lisa Bennington is calling it day after only one term in the state legislature. One excerpt:

Confirming Our Suspicions that the state Legislature is really just like high school with even worse clothes and utterly tragic hair, we give you freshman state Rep. Lisa Bennington, D-Allegheny, who tells us, among other things, that freshmen lawmakers are still expected to be seen and not heard; that rank-and-file freshman House members of both parties aren't invited to the same parties, and that, if you're a legislator of the female persuasion who wants to get involved in ... oh, say ... women's issues ... you might just learn that the menfolk are handling it just fine, Missy.

The rest is well worth reading.

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