Are women more effective lawmakers than men?
That’s the preliminary conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Chicago, who say that on average, women in Congress introduce more bills, attract more co-sponsors and bring home more money for their districts than their male counterparts do.
The study, which examined the performance of House members between 1984 and 2004, found that women delivered roughly 9 percent more discretionary spending for their districts than men [Erika Lovley, "Study: Women Lawmakers Outperform Men," Politico.com, 2009.09.15].
She can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan...
Wait—maybe I can look at this another way. Maybe this is what the fundamentalists had in mind when they said SHS should stay home and focus on her family. They weren't spewing misogyny; they were acknowledging that replacing SHS with a man would result in less federal funding for South Dakota projects... which is what every Republican wants... right?