Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (outlawing workplace discrimination
against women and minorities) women have made substantial progress. This is perhaps
no more evident than in
of the female gender. Most of these Senators could probably be described as being
self-made politicians. They have advanced by utilizing their own abilities and political
skills and most Americans are proud of the diversity that they bring to that august
Of course it could be argued that a certain presidential candidate who is a former
first lady does not fit that description: of being a substantially self-made politician.
But then again she still
might have become a Senator from
opted to get out of that dysfunctional marriage as many other women may have
chosen to do: in similar circumstances. However, as is well known, things did work
themselves out quite well in that marriage.
It should be pointed out, nonetheless, that a certain Rev. Jeremiah Wright played a
part in providing the spiritual guidance that kept that presidential marriage from falling
apart. One wonders if he ever received a personalized thank you note for his efforts?
But there are many women of all ages and races, who are struggling to pay the
cost of college tuition for themselves or their daughters, who would love to get a
heads up on financial opportunities: especially in the securities and the futures
Why doesn't the Senator from
the investment and/or speculative techniques that she and her advisers used to
turn a $1000 investment into a $100,000 windfall. That is a 100 fold multiplication
of her original wager (or investment)!
Even if the typical woman (or man for that matter) puts up a thousand dollars and
it is only multiplied by a factor of ten, then she will still be able to pay a lot of her
daughters' (or sons') tuition bills with the extra $9000.
Hopefully we are not grasping at straws here and it turns out that the presidential
candidate has forgotten the details of the financial magic that she (or her advisers) used
in that astonishing financial achievement: just as she forgot (and therefore mis-spoke)
the real extent of the “sniper fire” in
With the price of gas approaching $5 a gallon, the stock market collapsing as a
result of the sub-prime loan scandal, a voter can't be blamed if she or he dreams
of getting a good tip on the cattle futures or the stock market: from someone
who has had great success in at least one of those areas.
One can only wonder about what condition the economy will be in when our troops
get back home.