Interesting Facts about Women in Congress
by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon
We sent a record number of women to congress! Nowhere near the 50% which would be population proportional but still.. Jezebel put together an article with interesting facts about our congressional ladies.
I find this one : ” 16. Chellie Pingree (D) ME Has authored and produced five books on knitting. ” to be especially awesome. It’s a pretty entertaining list.
Though I will say I feel that they could easily have came up with something way better than this for Mary “73. Mary Landrieu (D) LA Her father, the former mayor of New Orleans, goes by the name “Moon.” I maybe would have added to the end “(Her brother is the current mayor of the city)”. Or I would have used a more interesting tidbit.
There was the whole plot to tap her phones by O’Keefe. I think that is a bit more interesting than her dad’s name.
Plus she was involved in Bernie Sanders super long real talking filibuster against extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. (in 2010) She spoke for a while to give Bernie a break.
Both more interesting facts. But oh well. I am sure people from other states could point out more interesting tidbits about their house reps and senators.