I admire the Queen more than Laura Bush.
Does that mean QE2 moves up on the list? You go, Lizzie!
Also known as:
Women Americans Have Sort Of Heard About On The News.
It's not like it's a secret that we have a serious lack of heroes, non-fictional ones anyway (Veronica Mars! Buffy!).
I'd be hard pressed to come up with a list of living people that I admire, and most people just spout off names they've heard (The Gal with Three Boobs from Total Recall!).
It'd be interesting to come up with a real list instead that bullshit one; I'll have to give it a try.
But was she any good? I've been trying to figure that out when reading all of the stories, but every one is so damned vague, or the source is so ideological, I can't tell.
Dammit, I hate the media.
Oh, sorry, I was shopping for pantyhose on eBay. Did I miss something?
Oh, I think I get it ... I get to vote for who I admire, right? OK, Ru Paul.
Not surprising- friends of mine in India and Pakistan were distraught at the news. They didn't always, or even often, agree with her, but as women in their 20's in that part of the world they grew up looking up to her.
Damn you, Nancy Pelosi!
Condoleeza Rice and Laura Bush belong in jail, not on some 'admired' list. I wanna barf my Christmas cookies right now.
So weird. I was just pointing out an AP photo of Bhutto on Christmas Eve to my wife and mentioning how brave I thought she was to be speaking out so forcefully against extremism, not to mention the current regime, in Pakistan...
It's weird that Pakistan isn't seen as *the* major security concern in that region -- it's a nuclear country in constant political tension with India,a huge economic nuclear power itself, and it's thought to be the current whereabouts of that bin Laden guy we're supposedly trying to find...
Okay, am I the only one who is shocked that 2% of Americans know who Benazir Bhutto is? Maybe I am an elitist, but, well, Americans as a whole are pretty dumb. There's all those statistics about how few people can name all 50 states or all the rights given in the first amendment.
2% of american women knew who Benazir Bhutto was?
Color me impressed, ladies.
That should be a hit list.
try listening to "the current" on cbc radio. You can download the podcast at cbc.ca/thecurrent (it aired today, Dec 27)
They did a pretty good job explaining who she was and what various people thought about her.
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