Special to eastboston.com
When I told my daughter, who lives in South Carolina about the nonsense
the Governors Council was pulling with the Governor - "this is not a
constitutional meeting because you are on the phone," she responded that they sounded
like a bunch of old Southern Republicans. This made me stop and think. But no, the
Governor is the Republican. The Governors Council is made up of a bunch of old
Democrats who just cant handle the fact that we have a woman in the Governors
Office and to add insult to injury - shes pregnant!
I am reminded of the total and utter persecution of Bill Clinton by the
Republicans while he was in office. Ok, Ok, Bill Clinton was no angel, but the Republicans
never let up and it is happening again right here in Massachusetts to our Governor.
Governor Swift has made mistakes, yes and she irked a lot of women
(including me) with the babysitter thing. That was the only thing that bothered me. She
needs to take a helicopter home - hey, you go girl, thats ok with me. You dont
use staff to babysit. So yes, she make mistakes, but let up.
Then they try to say it has nothing to do with gender. Bull. They
wouldnt have even thought about it if the Governor were a man home with a cold. That
was the argument the insurance companies used when they did not cover pregnancy in single
policies. "Its not sex discrimination because women are the only ones who get
pregnant." But, if a single woman needed her prostate removed, that was covered.
The Governor is trying to do her job under the same circumstances that a
lot of women work under. Those old men should remember that. Half the voting population of
the state has been, is or will be pregnant at some point. We are all watching and we
You know, when a woman tries to get a little pampering you can bet some
man will tell her the story of the women who work in the fields, give birth, cut the cord
and go right back to work. The point being they work up to the last minute, why cant
you. Well guys, that is what the Governor is trying to do. Why dont you let her.