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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Visions of matriarchy

Related to our conversation Monday on congressional demographics, here's a cool clip from Roll Call -- following the East Coast blizzard, only women showed up to work in the Senate one day!

"I might also note just for a little historical perspective that as we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, and the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female. Now, this was not orchestrated in any way, shape, or form; we came in this morning, looked around, and thought, something is different this morning. Different in a good way, I might add. But something is genuinely different, and I think it's genuinely fabulous." Same here, Sen. Murkowski!

"Women Take Over Senate After Blizzard"



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