Polichicks: March 2010 Archives
Fine! He didn't say anything like that. That's just how we feel about books when we sit home alone on a dateless Saturday night.
Great men have said it takes a tough man and a ginormous staff to be president of the United States of America. We say a woman could run this joint with an iPhone, two Red Bulls and a good nanny.
So today, here's the scoop on a few good women who have made and will continue to make leadership contributions to our country.
* So what if the White House gig didn't work out for Social Secretary Desiree Rogers? She's still got mad skills in business (and fashion - she really knows how to pull together a hot outfit). WSJ. Magazine talked to Ms. Rogers about her plans to leave "linen hell and flower hell" at the White House behind for some kind of heaven - or at least less stress - in Chicago. Surely this isn't the last we'll hear from this Harvard-MBA-having business executive/social butterfly/fashionista. [WSJ. Magazine]
* Julianna Smoot just one upped every velvet rope bitch who has ever denied you entrance into a hot club. As the new socialista in the White House (she'll take over where Desiree Rogers left off), Smoot gets to say "yes" or "um, no" to each and every eager beaver trying to get into a White House party. Sure, she's going straight to linen, flower and list hell, but power over the White House door is worth making that deal with a domestic devil.
So who's Julianna Smoot anyway? All you really need to know about Julianna is that she's organized up the ying yang, has a killer rolodex and can raise money like a mofo. (Although fundraising won't be part of her duties, it's a nice skill to have in her back pocket. And who knows? In this economy the White House might expect her to do extra.) Anyway, we introduced you to Julianna right here on Polichicks about 2 years ago, but you can also read up on her at Wikipedia.
* This chick started the Tea Party movement. If you're hoping to start a social revolution, perhaps you'll learn a little sumpin' sumpin' about organizational strategy (and chutzpa) from Keli Carender. [Denver Post]
* What do Ayanna Pressley, Kamala Harris, Terri Sewell and Robin Kelly have in common? They'll smack a fool for stepping on their new Louboutin shoes? Um, obviously. Who wouldn't? The answer we're looking for is that all four of these women have got it going on in the smarts and leadership departments. They are some of the most promising up and coming African American female leaders - well, leaders period - that our country has seen in a long time. [The Root]
That's all for now!