Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yes, Congresswoman Schultz is awesome

I've long been a big fan of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, even exploring the idea of her candidacy for vice president. I was rather shocked to see DailyKos speak well of her, in the wake of some reactionary blathering about her earlier, but they're right -- she is awesome:

The Broward County Democrat and mother of three told The Miami Herald on Saturday that she successfully battled breast cancer for the past year and is going public with her story in the hope of alerting young women to its prevalence. She'll introduce legislation Monday that calls for a national education campaign targeting women between 15 and 39.


In the past year, she underwent seven major surgeries, including a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, while balancing motherhood, Congress and her roles as a chief fundraiser for House Democrats and a political surrogate, first for Hillary Clinton and then for Barack Obama.
If this woman is not an acknowledged top-tier leader of the Democratic Party within the next ten years, it will be a crime. No, not because she has survived cancer, but because she is a tough, passionate voice for so many people who need a voice in government.

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