Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:17 PM
cal04 (41,409 posts)
White House defends its record of women in leadership positions
A photo of President Barack Obama meeting with his nearly all-male staff – a barely visible Valerie Jarrett being the exception -- to discuss fiscal cliff negotiations prompted questions at Wednesday's White House briefing about the number of high-level women in his administration.
“Two of the three deputy chiefs of staff are women,” Carney said. “The White House counsel is a woman. A woman runs homeland security for this country, Secretary Napolitano.”
He also named Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, who he described as the “cabinet secretary in charge of the most important piece of domestic policy legislation in a generation.”
“Including Valerie Jarrett, women serve in key policy roles here within the White House, as they do throughout the administration,” Carney said. He listed yet more women: Cecilia Munoz , Director of Domestic Policy, Tina Tchen, chief of staff to Michelle Obama, Nancy Hogan, White House personnel director Nancy Hogan.
Plus two to the Supreme Court, idiot Chuck Todd
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White House defends its record of women in leadership positions (Original post)
Response to cal04 (Original post)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:23 PM
bluestate10 (10,942 posts)
2. The White House is tone deft on this issue of high level women.
This is 2013. Having the same number of women in the White House as Bill Clinton did is fucking weak.
Some visible, high level women need to be appointed in the next few days or Obama will have created a big problem for democrats. There are plenty of capable women to choose from. I favored Diane Feinstein over Kerry once Rice's potential nomination ran into trouble.
Response to bluestate10 (Reply #2)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:30 PM
ProSense (116,464 posts)
3. Where on earth did you get that notion?
"The White House is tone deft (sic) on this issue of high level women. This is 2013. Having the same number of women in the White House as Bill Clinton did is fucking weak."
Clinton had three women in his cabinet during his first term. Obama had five, including Susan Rice
Response to Tempest (Reply #5)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:51 PM
ProSense (116,464 posts)
I also forgot a few.
Department of Commerce
Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank
Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Small Business Administration
Administrator Karen G. Mills
It's actually eight.