Monday, June 20, 2005

Garrett's Gender Double Talk

Which mouth this time, Susan? Last year, State Senator Susan Garrett criticized her governor for insulting women in his comments regarding the Madigan/Blagojevich/Madigan feud over mortgaging the Thompson Center.

"A jab at a woman or any other group is a style which many politicians use when they're trying to make a point . . . and I disagree with that style", proclaimed a sanctimonious Garrett.

Less than a year later, it was the same Garrett who faulted men for their leadership skills in finalizing the state budget. "I am 100 percent positive that if women ran the Illinois Statehouse, we would not be here on Memorial Day weekend, trying to figure out what the next step is", charged Garrett.

Maybe there are two set of rules when it comes to taking jabs at others to try to make a point.


Blogger Amy Allen said...

Funny, I'd always thought that the one thing that could be said in Garrett's favor was that she isn't a misogynist.
Ever thought of why women aren't running the state budgetary process.........oppression and subjugation since 1818.....Maybe time to make ammends?

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