If it weren’t for the banners hanging from street lamps along Santa Monica Boulevard in the People’s Socialist Politically Correct Republic of West Hollywood, I wouldn’t know it’s Women’s History Month. And these banners featured images of a lot of interesting ladies, like Billie Jean King, Zelda Gilroy, Susan Sarandon, Hillary Clinton and Betty Friedan. Now, I did see a banner of Betty Ford, but given the residents of this town, I would dare say she was probably up there for her clinic as much as her stint as First Lady (to a Republican President), but, well, there just weren’t any other identifiable conservatives or Republicans.
You know, like, well, the first (and so far only) female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the current Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the first female Ambassador the United Nations, the first African-American woman Secretary of State, the first woman Governor of Alaska or the woman who led a successful grassroots movement to prevent the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Guess none of them accomplished nearly as much as did Susan Sarandon.
Now, I only paid attention to the banners twice (once heading west and the other time heading east) as I drove by today, so may have missed these great women. If you live in in West Hollywood, please let me know if you can find any right-of-center women honored on our city’s main thoroughfare.