Samantha, just Samantha (samantilles) wrote,
Samantha, just Samantha
samantilles

oh, flist how you influence me sooo...

Would I have opened the CNN.com website this afternoon if a few of my flist weren't commenting on Illinois politics and I had no idea what was going on (my cnn.com email arrived three hours before Blagojevich was arrested)?  Probably not.  Time spent laughing hysterically with coworkers as I point them to CNN.com?  way too much.

Would I have gone and bought a whole bunch of brightly colored fleeces and even a hugely marked down kelly green down vest if it wasn't for someone on my flist?  Nope.  In fact, I didn't even know that Lands End even had plus sizes until I clicked on her little link.  Then I couldn't resist myself to the lemon yellow, the carnation pink and even the cool mint green!  *squees in colorful delight* 

Speaking of CNN, as I was reading, it came to my attention that since the affirmation of Madeleine Albright to the US Secretary of State post in 1997 (beginning the second Clinton term) the post has been overwhelmingly female?  How awesome is that?  Colin Powell has been the only male to hold the post since Albright.  While I was very disheartened to see Powell leave office (I've followed him since he was elected and hold the highest respect for him as a diplomat), I am glad to see that people notice that diplomacy is a skill that is equally found in women as in men.  Even if Obama does not win a second term, 12 of the 16 years will have women placed at the highest level of diplomatic power.  If Obama wins another term in 2012, then (most likely) 16 of the 20 years will be women, a clear majority for two decades.

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