Female friend: Someday a woman will be president.For some reason I am reminded of this whenever I read about the bizarre things people are saying about health care reform. Such as the notion that if Stephen Hawking were British he "wouldn't have a chance" under the National Health Service. Or Medicare recipients protesting against "socialized medicine." Or Sarah Palin talking crazy talk about "death panels" that don't exist. Sigh.
Male friend: No. Women aren't capable of leading an entire nation.
Female friend: But Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of Great Britain for many years!
Male friend: Oh yeah. Well, everyone knows that it's really the Queen who runs things over there.
Female friend: ...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Not even wrong
I vividly remember the following conversation from high school: