A Born Leader?
by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com
There are undoubtedly a host of definitions for what one considers a leader. It's been on my mind a lot lately as we move towards a 5th federal election in the last 7 years in Canada.
Apparently 2010 was the year of the woman. I didn’t feel that jolt I thought I’d feel upon this triumphant event. I’m not looking for an estrogen fest on Capitol Hill and let it be known that when it comes to getting women up on high, my concern isn’t which side of the aisle does this woman fall on; my concern is if she smart. Does she want smart woman to succeed? Does she want to lift up other women to follow in her footsteps?
Adlai Stevenson once famously said that in America, anyone could be President, it's the chance you take. Michelle Bachmann, it seems, is determined to prove him right. So watch out closet Communists, today she announced that, at some point in the near future, she intends to form up an exploratory committee and make a run at being the leader of the free world.
As a self-proclaimed East Coast liberal intellectual who drinks Starbucks Grande Nonfat Decaf Lattes on a regular basis, I woke up this morning after the Mid-term elections of 2010 with a heavy heart. I thought to myself, as I took public transportation to my office from my energy efficient townhouse in Center City Philadelphia, what will happen to environmental policy in this country? Now that the Republicans have the majority of the House, and spooked the pants off my latte-drinking bretheren on the left, has the green revolution bee...more
My older twin, Dulce, wants the brown hat. No, now she wants the pink hat. Now she wants no hat, but she definitely wants a coat - the green coat. No, not the green coat, but the polka-dotted coat with buttons. We make similar personal choices everyday as adults. We don't think about them anymore because choosing is our right and our habit - so that when I matched my black top to my jeans and heels, the clothing choices didn't register in my mind. When I ordered my Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, the hundreds of other drink...more
Disclaimer: I value all sides of the issue and this is just one of many point of views. Thank you for reading mine.
When Adrian Fenty was elected for mayor of Washington DC, I wasn't his biggest fan. However, that mostly had to do with my political party affiliation and disdain for every DC election swinging hard left. I thought that Adrian Fenty would parrot the prior mayors of DC and pretty much be in lock-step with the status quo around the district....more
Cross Posted: http://herlongwayhome.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/election-day/ It’s the most wonderful time of the year: election day! It’s that one day a year that we each have the opportunity to tell our elected officials exactly what we think. It’s that one day we each have the opportunity to voice our opinion. It’s that one day that we each have the opportunity to change the course of our communities and our country....more
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