Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Potentially exciting?

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow to establish a White House Council on Women and Girls. The Council's mission is to "provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families."

The Washington Post politics blog, "The Fix," points out that in the 2008 election, 53 percent of the electorate was female and Obama carried that group 56 percent to 44 percent over Arizona Sen. John McCain. So if he wants to maintain that advantage in 2012, he has to pander to us ladyfolk. But seriously, I think this isn't just symbolic, and even though I'm reserving judgment until I see what this council actually does, I think I'm excited. The council will be run by Tina Tchen, currently the director of the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Thoughts?

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