When women get nominated

Echnide has an excellent post on the Miers nomination, and what it means when anyone who isn't a white male Christian gets selected for a highly scrutinized, highly visible post. Read on...
The rare woman in some traditionally male position of power is judged not just as an individual but as a woman, and many of us with two x-chromosomes hold our breaths watching her walk that tightrope. Because if she falls we all fall with her, and this makes us sometimes even harsher critics of a failing woman than those who really don't think much of women on the whole.

Combine cronyism with pseudo-affirmative action and we get Miers. This is gonna be great!

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