December 26, 2006, - 4:32 pm
It’s Official: The Most Important Problem to Be Addressed by the Nancy Pelosi Administration is . . .
By Debbie Schlussel
. . . “Potty Parity.” Yes, in a post-9/11 world of terrorist threats, failing public education, and numerous other maladies and crises, the chick Members of Congress have made it their biz to worry about the worst prob first.
Imagine this: They actually have to “traverse” a hall where tourists gather, in order to go to a restroom. Unbelievable. They actually have to go near the American cattle, a/k/a citizens, and “traverse” the hired help, too. Incredible. We can’t have that–such a degrading situation must be immediately addressed:
Reaching the women’s [bathroom] is more challenging. It entails traversing a hall where tourists gather, or entering the minority leader’s office, navigating a corridor that winds past secretarial desks and punching in a keypad code to ensure restricted access. Not so convenient.
So when speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes the gavel, she may revisit, along with the Iraq war and raising the minimum wage, the question of potty parity.
Starting in January, the 435-member House will have a record 71 women. (The 100-member Senate will have 16 women, also a record.)
Asked whether female House members should also get a loo off the chamber, Pelosi said, “I’m all for it – let’s find a spot.” Mischievously, she said she’s eyeing the men’s room just steps from the chamber, “but the gentlemen, they just won’t get out of there.”
So glad Speaker-in-waiting Nancy “facelift” Pelosi has her priorities straight. But she doesn’t believe in self-fulfilling stereotypes. Nah.
She hasn’t even started yet, and her Speakership is already in the toilet. Here’s hoping we can flush it away very, very soon.
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