2008 What She Said
posted by August 20 at 16:34 PMon
Sebelius, of course, would be the bold, unconventional choice—very Obama. But by choosing a female running mate, Obama would, unfortunately, thrust the Hillary die-hards and their ever-more marginal discontentment back into the spotlight. That said, anyone who believes that only Hillary Clinton deserves to be the first female president or vice president doesn’t deserve the designation “feminist.” So I’d relish watching the reactions to a Sebelius nod, not only because such a choice would double down on Obama’s most effective message—”change”—but because it would reveal exactly which Clinton boosters are ready to widen the lens and enthusiastically support women’s leadership as such.