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Monday, September 21, 2009

Put Lipstick on This Pig: Women Win More Pork in Congress

So this study makes Shantel Krebs the frontrunner against Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, right?

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?


  1. A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
    -Alexander Tytler-

    So yes, less federal funding for SD pork projects is definitely a good thing.

  2. I agree with the above post. I don't send legislators to DC to spend my hard-earned money. I send them to Washington to represent the views of SD. The problem with this country in part is the view that we are all due part of this "free" money from Uncle Sam. Just where does this "free" money come from BTW?

  3. Linda Mc, come to the next Lake Herman Sanitary District and try telling that to my constituents.


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