Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species

From Publishers Weekly

comment on Bushwomen:

The thesis of radio host Flanders's searing, incisive polemic is that prominent female conservatives in the current administration are the candy coating in which George "W. Is for Women" Bush enrobes a bitter, radical policy.

Devoting a chapter to each, Flanders (Real Majority, Media Minority) takes to task women like National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and Labor Secretary Elaine Chao for betraying the causes-affirmative action, civil rights and feminism-that helped them rise to prominence, while allowing the Republican Party to use them as identity politics puppets for expanding its minority voting base.

They, along with former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman, Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman and Secretary of the Interior Gale Ann Norton, have, Flanders contends, been given an easy ride by national media more interested in their fashion choices and family history than in the jobs, lands and freedoms they've eliminated during their tenure.

Then there are what Flanders says are the Bushwomen's conflicts of interest and government valentines to corporate concerns, such as destroying previously protected grizzly bear habitat to please logging interests. Along the way, Flanders provides a powerful account of how the government's social agencies have been systematically disabled-or so she claims-over the past 20 years by the very people hired to head them. Fierce, funny and intelligent, Bushwomen fills in an important gap left by other anti-Bush books.

Laura Bush the plastic, stepford wife, discreetly turning her head (like a lady) so as not to SEE what is happening in front of her very eyes.

The soft sell of the sinister.

Karen Hughes, part of the "say anything to elect the fuhrer" gang from Texas.

The fantasy we all have of Larry King actually having a show where ol Babs blurted out the truth.

Then we have Lynn Cheney who like hubby, is never quite full.

They had bilked the taxpayer of $220 million PRIOR to taking office what with Lynn on the board at Lockheed and ol Dick at Halliburton...and the same gang showing up in every GOP admin. ..
Lynn and Dick bring new meaning to corporate welfare.

This crowd isn't bringing free enterprise or free anything to the world.

They bring a totalitarian state of global monopoly business, controlled by them and their counterparts whom they consider "elite."

It is time to clean up organized crime AND The women who support it.


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