Maintaining support and the ability to keep women and girls in STEM fields is equally as important as getting a "foot in the door." How do we do this? I'll reiterate again, that mentorship is an amazing gateway to support and success.
Governor Paterson, if you haven't done so already, give William Jefferson Clinton a call and see if he's interested. It is not unprecedented. Two former presidents have served in the U.S. Congress in the past.
Madeline Albright once was quoted saying, "There is special place in hell for women that don't support other women." So knock it off. Get off the Hillary bashing. Get on with the Barry O team building.
"While Barack was at the gym each morning, I had to get my hair done," Clinton said. "It's one of those Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire things." Zing. Apparently, being friends doesn't mean you can't also be a little bit bitter.
Last night Hillary mirrored Nixon's famous and pathetic speech. In 1952 he told a national audience he was not a quitter and appealed to voters to help decide whether he should be the vice presidential candidate. "Wire and write," he said.
The U.K. Telegraph reports that Obama staffers are in discussions on when to pay off Clinton's campaign debt and are serious about offering her a place in the administration, perhaps as health secretary.
At an Indianapolis press conference, Obama struggled to draw a clear distinction for voters between his policies and those of Hillary Clinton. "It's tough," he said, "a lot of our differences get blurred."
Obama's politics of change is just a more subtle version of the same. He said the debate was all about "gotcha games" and "slash-and-burn politics." Then he said Clinton "looked in her element" on stage there.
Many people have become sensitized -- even hypersensitized -- to issues of racism in this campaign, and words and attitudes are being examined and questioned. But sexism seems to go largely unnoticed or, if it is noticed, is dismissed as irrelevant.
This doesn't go down very well with a lot of voters, especially with the working class and underpaid professional women who make up many of Senator Clinton's supporters -- women who may have been passed over for jobs in the past and who work for 80 cents of a man's dollar.