Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Liberals in Kentucky House discover diversity

It was reported today that Sannie Overly (D-Paris) beat out Bob Damron (D-Nicholasville) for the position of Majority Caucus Chairman, one of the five Democratic leadership posts in the House (if you count Speaker and Floor Leader, which are technically bipartisan posts but are controlled by the majority party).

The big story in the media is that Overly is the first woman to occupy a leadership spot in the House.

Undoubtedly we will hear in the ensuing days a lot of Democrats in the House slapping themselves on the back about how diverse they now are. But conservatives in the Senate—you know, the ones who are against equality and all that—have had women in leadership positions for, what, ten or twelve years now? And the liberals who run the State House—the ones who are always talking about equality for women—are just now getting around to it?


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