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Old 02-10-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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Because women are a rarity still.
Many people don't like to see women in a position of power.
Look at the attacks on her and Hillary.
I think a lot of it is gender driven.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Because women are a rarity still.
Many people don't like to see women in a position of power.
Look at the attacks on her and Hillary.
I think a lot of it is gender driven.
Do you think the same thing about the attacks on Governor Palin?
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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Do you think the same thing about the attacks on Governor Palin?
I think that's a bit different because of the qualifications.

I have no problem with her as Governor of Alaska.

The OP said nothing about qualifications at all, just questioned how she keeps getting elected. There was no bit of meat to the question.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Nome
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I think that's a bit different because of the qualifications.

I have no problem with her as Governor of Alaska.

The OP said nothing about qualifications at all, just questioned how she keeps getting elected. There was no bit of meat to the question.

So where does it suggest that the question is gender related.

I think both parties would be better served if she weren't the speaker of the house. And so would President Obama
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I must admit, I know not ONE person that likes Pelosi. Even the most die hard democrats that I know don't like her. So how on earth does this woman not only keep getting elected, but keep being named speaker of the house? Am I missing something here?

Kristine
Since 1990, which she began representing California's eighth district, she has dropped below 80% of the vote only twice..... that's extremely impressive....I'd say somebody likes her
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Because women are a rarity still.
Many people don't like to see women in a position of power.
Look at the attacks on her and Hillary.
I think a lot of it is gender driven.
If the two of them were elected, who are the 'many people' who don't like to see women in a position of power?

Furthermore, are they to get a pass on criticism of their policies and stances simply because they are both women?

Hillary Clinton has been elected to the Senate, came within a hair of securing the Democratic nomination for President, is now Secretary of State and will probably run for President again. Just how has being a woman harmed her?

As Speaker, Pelosi is third in the line of succession to the Presidency. As Secretary of State, Clinton is fourth. If that is the result of gender-driven attacks, well, bring it on!
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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I think she gets in because she is the hand out queen and she is from San Fran, the most liberal city in the US. Maybe we shoul dbe asking her why WE have to pay to fly her botoxed behind back and forth 3 X a week on a PRIVATE jet!
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I'm at a loss to understand how most of them keep getting elected (Charlie Rangel anyone?).
Clearly they must be serving their constituencies in some fashion.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Pelosi? How the heck does Ted Kennedy keep getting re-elected? He kills someone and still gets re-elected by MA voters....
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Because her district is full of the most extreme, radical, anti-war leftists in the country. That's how.
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