While sitting side-by-side during the State of the Union appeared to be a groundbreaking (if sadly temporary) gesture toward civilizing relationships between Republicans and Democrats, it’s nothing new to the women working in the Senate.
Note that women almost never attack one another in this Congressional chamber, and that is due to an “informal nonaggression pact” created to build bridges across the aisle. Explained Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.):
“We committed to maintaining a zone of civility here within the institution long before it became the chic thing to do.”
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas), for example, is good friends with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and noted that,
“We handle [conflict] just as friends would. We never let things become an issue where we have political arguments.”
Incredible things happen when the power lunch meets the ladies luncheon.
Full story at My Daily.
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