Teach your children well

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  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    I hope you are right, and of course it’s great to encourage your daughter. But Obama’s election makes a better case that any little boy can be whatever he wants to be and do whatever he wants to do, at least in the US. In the meantime, you might also tell your daughter about Tzipi Livni.

  2. Scott Moss says:

    My daughter Piper is 3 and a half, just old enough that she recognized Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain as the people who might be president. In a way, I think Clinton was right about her candidacy, despite its second-place showing, helping shatter the glass ceiling; my daughter’s first memory of “people who could be president” were one elderly white guy, a woman, and an African-American man.”

    I also think that with the number of high-profile political women exploding in the past 6 years or so, I easily could see muleiple serious female candidates the next time there’s a primary — on the dem side, Claire McCaskill, Amy Klobuchar, Janet Napolitano, and Kathleen Sebelius all were very impressive in speaking out nationally this past election, and any could be a very plausible canaidate. In other words, I think we’re past the days when there was at most one pioneering woman per primary who could be a longshot candidate (Pat Schroeder ’88, Elizabeth Dole 2000, etc.).