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Monday, January 03, 2005

Shirley Chisholm 1924-2005

Seeing this photo made me cry a little.  Too few people remember "Fighting Shirley Chisholm--Unbought and Unbossed," the fact that she co-founded NOW, had an all-female staff, ran for president, and was an early proponent of state aid to day-care centers.  With everyone in the Democratic party abandoning women in their flight to the center these days, she stands tall for her principles and her courage.  

What a loss.

"My greatest political asset, which professional politicians fear, is my mouth, out of which come all kinds of things one shouldn't always discuss for reasons of political expediency." -- Shirley Chisholm