"...Donna Evans, the former mayor of West Jordan, who exudes an aura of
sage-like wisdom."The reporter must be young. He doesn't
remember the chaos Donna created in West Jordan.
It seems like they could have chosen a better name for their group. Somehow
calling themselves "Troublemakers" makes them appear ridiculously
offensive, and we don't need more of that in Utah politics. This last session
of the legislature has made more than enough trouble for Utah citizen's.
I say good for them! We need the perspective of women, particularly that of
mothers. They are blazing a trail for our daughters, and I'm grateful for
that.Let's hope, however, that they do not feel they have to mimic a
man's perspective to succeed. We need them to bring the perspectives of mothers
to the table. Our world would not be as screwed up as it is if mothers had
equal voice in our society.
Poor choice of banner headline. Women demanding bigger seats just begs for funny
commentary. Have at it.
We certainly need more women in state and national politics; we make up half the
population and should be half of the lawmakers. I highly recommend the League
of Women Voters for non-partisan political involvement and Emily's List for
progressive women who want to ensure women's rights.
For those who think the "Troublemakers" are ridiculous and offensive
because we chose that name . . . be reminded that "Trouble" is in the
eye of the beholder. Those who perceive us as trouble are usually part of the
"politics as usual" group. Our "trouble" is innovative,
energetic, principled and hopefully, long lasting.