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Who Is Your Favorite Woman in Power?

Even though there hasn't been a female US president, the country's women in power remind us that leadership isn't just a man's job. Hillary Clinton took on many roles this year: she was a senator from New York, the wannabe leader of the US, the reluctant leader of the PUMAs, and now know she will most likely be the leader of the US State Department. Current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to serve in the post, traveled around the world signing missile deals with Poland, trying to keep tensions down between India and Pakistan, and playing the piano for the Queen of England.

Nancy Pelosi had a good time at the Democratic National Convention before heading back to Washington for a Fall full of bailouts. Sarah Palin's run for vice president made some conservatives give thanks. Another governor, Janet Napolitano of Arizona, got tapped to serve as Obama's secretary of Homeland Security. All the while, Ruth Bader Ginsburg served her 15th year on the Supreme Court presiding over cases about gun control, the death penalty, and Guantanamo Bay. I want to know all you favorites from this year, including your favorite woman in power!


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NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
who's Ruth Bader Ginsburg ???
kristints kristints 8 years
I'm kind of terrified of the 50-some people who voted Palin-Rice...
sorrowja sorrowja 8 years
Hillary all the way. Condi . . . very smart woman and I give her that however there is something about her that just doesn't sit right with me.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
MY GIRL Hillary woot woot!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
I know she's not in power anymore but I love, love, love Sandra Day O'Connor.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
I have been a bit turned off of Condi since she laughed her way through the 9/11 hearings. Hmm.. I don't know who to chose. Clinton is pretty formidable. And has had quite a remarkable life and career and raised a dignified and confident daughter while handling more than most can imagine... I might have to go with Clinton.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
My Mom. :D
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
In the case of Justice Ginsberg, I'll take Scalia's word for it when he says "some very good people have some very bad ideas."
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
hillary clinton
siguros siguros 8 years
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I voted Condoleezza, but I agree that Kay Bailey should be on the list!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
CG: Umm, I don't think Nancy Pelosi is homely, nor is Sarah Palin (that's about the only thing she has going for her, in my low estimation). How about "other?" My boss, Senator Barbara Boxer! :-D
audreystar audreystar 8 years
Uggghh.. Sarah Palin?
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Very limited choices but all the women on this list are great!
pinkmystic pinkmystic 8 years
I went with Condi
zeze zeze 8 years
Political ideology aside, but just as "women in power" and how they carry that power my choice is between Hillary Clinton and Condi. Both women are very different, at this point hold the most prominent positions and are really good role models. I respect both of them. I gave a slight edge to Condi b/c she didn't have the Clinton name, although the way Hillary used her name to make more for herself is quite impressive as well.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
apparently "woman in power" also means "homely"
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I picked Napolitano. She will be missed in AZ. :(
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
Ruth all the way
mommie mommie 8 years
Hillary first, Janet Napolitano, (although I'm sad that she will leave a huge vacuum in Arizona) and Nancy Pelosi. Ruth deserves a place since she is one keeper of "choice" in this country. Condi and Palin? REALLY!!! NOT.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Hard to pick just one! Way to represent, ladies! :)
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Wow this is a really limited list? Kay Bailey Hutchinson Diane Feinstein Claire McCaskill Among others
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Hill-dawg all the way : P
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