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    But for the controversy over the toxicity of the air in NYC following 9/11/01 and the apparent reasons behind her mistaken declaration, I would select Christine Todd Whitman.

    I heard her speak several times and of quite a few republican women I have heard speak or be interviewed, she seems one of the most intelligent and least political.....But I am sure others will disagree.

    The Bush Administration, put forth a number of things that were pure BS.....like WMD in Iraq, global climate change (global warming being an aspect of that) the ignoring dangers of toxicity in the air at Ground Zero......among other things.....

    As now and in probably every administration (some more than others), such things put some administration officials at odds with the President and rest of the administration.

    My feeling is Whitman was used and was NOT happy about it.......

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    Thanks for all the thoughtful responses to the thread. To the poster who mentioned Texas, I would say this. It is perfectly acceptable and appropriate for local schools to promote the culture of their own states, so I would expect a blue state like Connecticut to feature a Clinton book and a red state like Texas to feature the Bible. Despite the attempts of some to outlaw one or the other political view, states do have their rights that SHOULD override many federal concerns.

    So which state is more likely to be sued for their "reading aloud" choices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    Ayn Rand, but horror stories are more suitable for High schoolers.
    Yep - Leftist nirvana is a horror story. Who is John Galt?
    Last edited by carpe diem; 17th February 2018 at 06:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    My wife signed the two of us up for this reading event at one of the local elementary schools.

    We had already signed up and I was committed when I discovered I would be reading Chelsea Clinton's book "She Persisted" to 2nd graders.

    The book is only about the persistence of American Women and many of them are Democrat heroines.

    This perfectly positive book allowed us readers to answer questions and riff off the book for about half an hour.

    Of course being that I am a Republican and there wasn't anyone who had any obvious connections to Republican heroines, I had to bite my tongue a bit, but I do live in a blue state and this is a local school, run by local folks, so what should I expect?

    Chelsea Clinton?s children?s book She Persisted, reviewed.

    So here is the point of the thread. If you were to riff off this concept and pick right wing american women who persisted, whom would you pick?
    Fine, so name a few Republican heroines that you think should have been in the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Fine, so name a few Republican heroines that you think should have been in the book.
    None. It's Chelsea Clinton's book. She can be as political as she likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    None. It's Chelsea Clinton's book. She can be as political as she likes.
    Read the last sentence of the article you posted and answer the question posed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Read the last sentence of the article you posted and answer the question posed.
    Condi Rice. Many other names have been mentioned in this thread. The selections are not that critical. It's a book for 2nd graders. If you read the book, some of the heroines are obvious and others are just pop culture icons of the left.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/enter...=.6010e687dc6b

    Oprah Winfrey
    Last edited by kmiller1610; 19th February 2018 at 12:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Condi Rice. Many other names have been mentioned in this thread. The selections are not that critical. It's a book for 2nd graders. If you read the book, some of the heroines are obvious and others are just pop culture icons of the left.
    From one of the thread posters.

    Kay Baily Hutchison, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Peggy Noonan, Condolizza Rice, Michelle Malkin, Sandra Day O'Conner, Nikki Haley, and Susana Martinez

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    YOUR lists are exactly my point.
    You people ONLY list women who support, in one way or another, RW conservative political/social ideology. In other words, for you it's not REALLY about the women themselves, they only have value if they are supporting your ideology.
    Clinton's book included women as diverse as a ballerina and an Olympic class sprinter. Because the book IS about women and their using resistance to achieve their goals in life.

    All you people had to see was the fact that it was written by a Clinton to have "reason" to try and marginalize it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    YOUR lists are exactly my point.
    You people ONLY list women who support, in one way or another, RW conservative political/social ideology. In other words, for you it's not REALLY about the women themselves, they only have value if they are supporting your ideology.
    Clinton's book included women as diverse as a ballerina and an Olympic class sprinter. Because the book IS about women and their using resistance to achieve their goals in life.

    All you people had to see was the fact that it was written by a Clinton to have "reason" to try and marginalize it.
    I support her book and I support the local schools that want to reflect their own, local culture in the books they read to their children.

    Are schools in the deep south allowed to do the same with the Bible?

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