Lady M was the keynote speaker yesterday at the 40th anniversary gala for the National Partnership for Women and Families.
She reminded the ladies that Big Guy has made women and families a top priority of his regime "since day one."
Butt ouch! Looking at the new jobs numbers just out, maybe we should have bumped W&F down to number two.
Lady M used the opportunity of the celebration to remind everyone of all the really important measures Big Guy had implemented for the little woman since taking office:
First, signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, nearly the first minute he was in office:
and Lady M was there:
Then the following month he signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls.
and Lady M was there.
Then he nominated Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, because of her gender and her empathetic nature.
And then he nominated the equally qualified, although not quite as empathetic, Elena Kagan:
So we’ve got the GLBT coalition in our camp now too.
Lady M was most gracious in her acceptance of the invitation to the luncheon:
And of course I want to thank all of you for inviting me here to your annual gala luncheon. This is a pretty big deal here. It’s a lot of you out there. (Laughter.)
Hee hee. Lady M likes to talk like that sometimes. Getting down with her bad self too.
Butt she made it clear that Big Guy’s accomplishments weren’t just a step forward for America, butt for the whole double-wide, globally big world:
And that’s the same message that I carry with me as I travel outside of our borders, because in so many ways, especially for young people today, those borders really don’t mean much anymore. Our economies, our health, our dreams globally are all interconnected.
So when I visited London just a couple of weeks ago… I delivered this message to them at Oxford, because I wanted those young women to walk through those courtyards and hallowed halls, be a part of one of the most renowned universities in the world, because I wanted them to talk to students and faculty there and begin to envision a life for themselves in such inspired settings. It was a beautiful thing to watch.
In Chile, I told young girls that they can compete with boys, that they can break with tradition, that they can build their own careers and fulfill every last one of their dreams.
And, in a couple of weeks, I’m traveling to South Africa and Botswana, because I believe that today’s generation of young women leaders in that country can carry forward the legacy handed down by those who led the fight for freedom and democracy. (Applause.)
And I do this work joyfully…
(Just giving you a heads up on that one: watch for “joy” and “joyfully” to crop up in all of our official remarks from now on. Ax-man says we have to be more upbeat.)
Anyway, we can take a bow for all the hard work we’ve done to make women equal,
… allowing 52 million legal abortions since 1973, and supporting 2 - going on 3 - generations of fatherless families with government food stamps; that are giving kids fat behinds because they can’t afford to buy organic arugula. Butt don’t worry, MO’s all over that one.
Oh my yes: yesterday was cause for great celebration. We’ve sure come a long way, baby.