The debate about which came first, the chicken or the egg, wages on…
Amy Myers is a 16-year-old sophomore at Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey and she has a bone to Michele Bachmann.
Myers says she has nothing personal against Bachmann — she just thinks her ceaseless stream of gaffes and inaccurate statements are an embarrassment to all women with political ambitions.
“It took until the 19th amendment for women to be able to vote, and now it seems like the most famous women in politics are kind of jokes,” Myers says.
“You’ve got Christine O’Donnell, who’s best known for her reputation as being a witch, then Sarah Palin, and the controversy with her and the shooting in Arizona, and then you’ve got Bachmann.”
Bachmann may not realize it, Myers says, but her reputation as a truth-mangler makes it harder for young women to be taken seriously in politics.
“It seems like at school there’s always a separation between what people think men can do and what women can do,” Myers says. “If a girl says she wants to go into politics, people say ‘Oh yeah, like Michele Bachmann?’”
That’s why Myers wants a public debate and history quiz.
He couldn’t have said it any better. That current event totally pissed me off.