Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A Woman's Place is in the House....


...of Representatives!

Salon is running a feature story today about Francine Busby, who is running to fill the seat recently vacated by Randy "Duke" Cunningham. James Verini begins his story with the debate between Busby and Republican Brian Bilbray, and includes this quote:
"I'm running to restore honesty and integrity to the representation of this district and in this country," said Busby, 55, a school-board official and local professor of women's studies."
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty excited by the possibility of a women's studies professor raising a ruckus in the House of Representatives.

Photo by AP/Lenny Ignelzi

5 Comments:

Blogger Thursday Next said...

A women's studies teacher raising a ruckus in the House ... wooo, watch out boys!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Karen M said...

Let's hope she wins the special election tonight! That would give an edge for November.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Michael Parker said...

I'm sad she didn't win. It was a very tall order, however. This was a very Republican district.

6:59 AM  
Blogger Karen M said...

Yes, it is, which is why her really good showing was still something of a moral victory. Plus... the GOP spent about 20% of their reserve, just trying to hold on to this "safe" seat. Hah!

It isn't over yet.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Thursday Next said...

She was only 5,000 votes off the mark which is the closest any Democrat in that district has ever come. I think the next closest vote was 50,000 for a democrat.

6:50 PM  

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