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    Reading Clinton Aloud

    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?
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    Nancy Reagan. Although I'm not so sure she was right wing, more like a RINO.

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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?
    Mr. miller,

    Off the top of my head, Kay Baily Hutchison, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Peggy Noonan, Condolizza Rice, Michelle Malkin, Sandra Day O'Conner, Nikki Haley, and Susana Martinez.
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    Mary Todd Lincoln
    Why on earth would you pick her?

    She was a complete wreck.

    Her greatest contribution was refurbishing the WH during the Civil War and pissing off her husband when he learned how much it costs.

    That was before she finally went insane.
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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?
    I have a serious question--persisted against what? I mean, we can certainly name right-wing American women who have been successful in various ways, and any success requires some sort of persistence, but something tells me that Clinton's book is about a particular kind of persistence...probably persistence against powerful forces that opposed them. Not sure how the women who've been mentioned so far qualify. I'm not denying that they did, but I'd like to hear that part of their biographies.

    The thing is, "right wing" pretty much by definition is about aligning with the rich and powerful rather than opposing them.

    How about Camille Paglia? She persists against the whole feminist-leaning world of the humanities.
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