RIP Geraldine Ferraro

May she be remembered as the first woman on a Presidential ticket.

Yes she did much wrong in 2008 and by giving Faux some semblance of credibility but her life and career should be held in much deeper regard than the mistakes she made over the past two.

She joined the Queens County District Attorney’s Office in 1974, where she headed the new Special Victims Bureau that dealt with sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. She was elected to Congress in 1978, where she rose rapidly in the party hierarchy while focusing on legislation to bring equity for women in the areas of wages, pensions, and retirement plans. In 1984, former Vice President and presidential candidate Walter Mondale selected Ferraro to be his running mate in the upcoming election. In doing so she became the only Italian American to be a major-party national nominee in addition to being the first woman.

A true trail-blazer, without whom there could have been no serious bid for the Presidency of the USA by Hillary Clinton or Palin.

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~ by thebigotbasher on March 26, 2011.

One Response to “RIP Geraldine Ferraro”

  1. What a dignified tribute. You did better than I could. R.I.P. Geraldine Ferarro, and thanks for the good times.

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