Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Michigan's governor's words could apply to feminists, but ...

Republican Rick Snyder was sworn in as Michigan's governor on Jan. 1. I thought these words from his inaugural address could also apply to today's feminist movement and could apply to what I like to call "girl-on-girl crime," that is the nasty, counterproductive way women treat each other:

" ... We need to move from negative to positive. We need to stop looking in the rear view mirror and look toward the future. We need to stop being divisive and become inclusive
... We have spent too much time fighting among ourselves and become our own worst enemy.

Now, here comes the but ...

Snyder says a lot without saying a lot. This is the criticism of Michigan democrats who, among others, want Snyder to produce a specific plan with solutions for Michigan's many problems.

WDET radio host Craig Fahle called Snyder "clever" for the way he talks around a question without really answering it.

During his campaign, here is what Snyder had to say about abortion:

"If you're pro-life or pro-choice, one of the best answers we can get is to create jobs because that helps abortions go down overall."

What the???

Speculation about Snyder's appointment of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan to head the Michigan's Department of Human Services is interesting because it will enable Snyder to make appoint a justice -- perhaps a very conservative one -- to replace the already conservative Corrigan.

Mark Brewer of the Michigan Democratic Party, expressed doubts about Corrigan's qualifications in an interview with Fahle. He wonders if subsequent choices/appointments will undercut Snyder's bipartisan rhetoric.

Only time will tell.

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