Image by talkradionews via FlickrJohn Boehner is a Republican. He is the minority leader in the House. You probably already know this. He is planning to become the new majority leader in November. I’m sure that he would really love to become the Speaker of the House. John Boehner drives me crazy. I have met other men like him. They always sound reasonable. They never raise their voices. In fact, when they want to give an idea or statement more weight they talk so quietly that everyone has to physically lean towards them to hear what they have to say. This does not mean their ideas are always better than anyone else’s, it means that they are either masters of strategy or they really think their ideas are better than anyone else’s. Either way there is a level of arrogance and manipulation involved that, as I said, makes me crazy. I do not see women using this tactic, but a woman certainly could use it.
Maybe I’m just ornery, but I cannot understand why people say such negative things about Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. They both seem so guileless and straightforward. However, I do not hang out in Washington so I do not know any of these three in the sense that I cannot observe how they interact with their peers on a day-to-day basis. Still I would rather have Nancy Pelosi at the head of the house than John Boehner. Women in top positions in Washington seem to catch an awful lot more flak than men in the same positions. There is still a huge amount of “sexism” in Washington.
I love the way Nancy Pelosi is so respectful to Barack Obama and looks so happy that her party has the majority. Harry Reid looks like he raised “Babe”. Let’s keep these two people who seem more like regular people. Let’s say “no” to John Boehner, who has said that word a lot this year, and who presents as a career politician. In case I haven’t been clear – please keep voting for Democrats.