Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Baby Boomer Women Over 45 - ROCK ON!

Helena was trying to be as quiet as she possibly could, but she had so many people to call and tell that there was no way she wouldn't disturb Linda this morning.

With the news she had she figured it was worth disrupting Linda's "beauty sleep." Besides, at Linda's age "beauty sleep" wouldn't help get rid of her wrinkles? Those were well earned wrinkles and just like her gray hair she should be proud of them.

Well, at least 1/2 of them were well earned. The rest were the foolish result of sunbathing as a teenager and using baby oil for a tanning lotion. Not too bright, Linda!!!!

Now, now, Helena! Enough with the Linda issues. Get back on track!

So, Helena decided she'd ask Linda if she could, once again, voice her opinion. She wanted to call all her friends and tell them "Hillary ROCKED ON last night in Super Tuesday!" It was a close election, but the baby boomer women over 45 came out in record numbers for Hillary. So, she gently nudged Linda and asked her if that was okay.

Linda looked at Helena and knew from her face that "Hillary had done well!" She gave Helena the "thumbs up" and said, "Shout it from the rooftops if you have to. This is a day for CELEBRATING. Just try to be quiet as I don' want you to wake up you know who. He definitely needs his "beauty sleep."

Helena said, "Thank you, Linda. I will try to be as quiet as I can."

So, Helena dialed her friends. She was trying to be as quiet as she possibly could, but couldn't control her enthusiasm and kept shouting, "HILLARY DID IT! HILLARY DID IT! SHE'S IN THE LEAD AFTER SUPER TUESDAY!"

"WAY TO GO BABY BOOMER WOMEN OVER 45! YOU CAME OUT IN RECORD NUMBERS YESTERDAY! YOU SHOULD ALL BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELVES."

"IT'S HISTORY IN THE MAKING AND YOU ARE ALL A PART OF IT. YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS WHO FOUGHT LONG AND HARD FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE WOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOU!"


Helena continued, "Whether you like Hillary personally or not this is the first time in history that it is possible to have a female president. And, not only a female president, but one that has just as much experience and credentials as the "boys club" she's competing against. "

Now, I know what you're going to say. Helena, there isn't a "boys club" attitude out there anymore. Well, to that I say, "Hey, gal you're not living in reality."

Yes, women have made huge strides in corporate America and in Congress, but we are FAR FROM a majority of any of the executive positions and congressional seats. There are some women in some of the 2007 pictures on the boards of corporate America, but nowhere near enough. There are some women representatives and Senators, but nowhere near enough. There is one woman on the Supreme Court, but that's one of 9 justices. Again, nowhere near enough.

Women earned the right to vote in America in 1920. That's roughly 300 years after America was first settled by the early pilgrims. And, now 88 years since we earned the right to vote we still haven't had a female president. Are you kidding me? What's wrong with that picture?

The Baby Boomer Women of America know it is time. They came out in record numbers for Hillary yesterday. To all the young women under 45 all I have to say to you is, "WAKE UP!" All of you are benefiting from the sacrifices of many women before you. The battle is not over. It's time you paid your dues and helped elect a female president. Until that happens the battle for women's rights is not over.

That's my opinion and I'm proud to say - My name is Helena. I'm a gray-haired female baby boomer and proud of it. And, I'M PROUD TO HAVE WALKED OUT OF THE VOTING BOOTH YESTERDAY WITH A VOTE TOWARDS ELECTING THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

That's history in the making and I hope I speak for the rest of the "gray's" when I say HILLARY - ROCK ON! YOU GO GIRL! A win on SUPER TUESDAY- onward and upward. Next step the White House!

"Thank-you, Linda for letting me voice my opinion . "


1 comment:

  1. I am excited like Helena with Hillary's SUPER TUESDAY WIN!!!
    HILLARY YOU GO GIRL!!!

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