Monday, February 21, 2005
We Need Qualified People of All Kinds
The White House Project leader, Marie Wilson, was just on with Neil Cavuto. The White House Project is an effort to get powerful female politicians to prepare their career such that they could be contenders for President. While many women's issues are close to my heart, I must say that this is a shallow effort. We want world leaders that can lead, not based purely on their gender. In fact, the perfect world would be one in which gender and color do not enter into the decision making at all. This world is the one where the resume and skills trump buzz issues. Instead of forming a club to encourage women to run for President, we should be finding qualified people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, etc. to run. By doing this, they would be fostering candid exchanges of ideas from people of all kinds.