18M cracks!

Clearly, this is one of the most memorable statements to come out of the 2008 elections (along with Biden’s Guiliani crack of “a noun, a verb, and 9/11”).

A friend sent me this link this morning:

NH Makes History With First State Senate With Female Majority


Here’s the whole piece:

New Hampshire’s State Senate is now unlike any in the country and unlike any before it. After Tuesday’s election, women now make up the majority of the New Hampshire State Senate. In an election year that saw Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Nancy Pelosi grab headlines and airtime across the country, New Hampshire didn’t just vote blue, it voted for women.

In addition to voting in a new state senate with a female majority, New Hampshire voted for the only female candidate in the primary, Hillary Clinton, and voted for the first New Hampshire woman, Jeanne Shaheen, to go to the US Senate.

Previously ten women held senate seats out of twenty-four in Concord, but now they hold thirteen. New Hampshire also made news in Washington where there are now seventeen women for the first time in the United States Senate because of Jeanne Shaheen’s win. To show the contrast, both United States Senate and House of Representatives are 17% female.

It looks like those millions of cracks in the glass ceiling are spreading.

Let’s all take about 90 seconds to celebrate…ok, good.  Cuz we’ve got our work cut out for us with the incoming Administration.


1 Response to “18M cracks!”

  1. 1 pizzadiavola
    November 7, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Kickass. I swear, the only good news coming out of this election has been at the local and state levels. Go Shaheen!

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