Friday, June 03, 2005

Saudi wannabes among us


A state senator who once said that giving women the vote was a symptom of weakness in the American family now wants to be Kansas' top elections official.

Sen. Kay O'Connor announced Wednesday that she is seeking the GOP nomination for secretary of state next year. O'Connor, 63, has served in the Legislature since 1993.

In 2001, O'Connor received national attention for her remarks about the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

"I think the 19th Amendment, while it's not an evil in and of itself, is a symptom of something I don't approve of," she said at the time. "The 19th Amendment is around because men weren't doing their jobs, and I think that's sad. I believe the man should be the head of the family. The woman should be the heart of the family."

If I were a Kansas voter, I think I'd give ol' Kay a pass; she's pretty much admitted she's unqualified to be the head of anything. Now if she wanted to be, say, the Morale Director or the State Nurse, or something else suitably feminine...

I wonder where she stands on the all-important women-driving issue? (Thanks to Shakespeare's Sister for the link.)


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