So PA Governor "Fast Eddie" Rendell managed to stick something into his mouth other than a free cheesesteak - his foot.
So, he thinks only single, carrier driven women are suited for cabinet positions?
Along comes Katie Couric-wannabe Campbell Brown to drop in her two cents:
How many times have politicians been warned about the dangers of an open microphone? And yet, on Tuesday, the lectern mic at the National Governors Conference picked up this little nugget from Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell.
He's having a conversation near the lectern about President-elect Barack Obama's choice for to lead the Homeland Security Department, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Here is what Rendell said about Napolitano:
Rendell: Janet's perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it
Wow. Now, I'm sure Gov. Napolitano has many qualifications for the job beyond having no family, and therefore the ability to devote 20 hours a day to the job. Watch Campbell Brown's commentary
But it is fascinating to me that that is the quality being highlighted here as so perfect. C'mon. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is married with two grown children. His predecessor, Tom Ridge, had a family. Anybody remember a debate about whether they would have trouble balancing the demands of work and family?
But,...isn't this the same "journalist" who gave a certain pro-life mother of five (one of whom is a special needs child) a ton of grief over being able to be a mom AND Vice-President of the United States??