I wanted to share with you our friend Johnny Phillips’ first piece at the Daily Beast. It’s an indictment of the Los Angeles City Council being devoid of women. And there’s a quote from Yours Truly 😉 Enjoy, click through to read the whole piece, and do spread the word!

Los Angeles Politics Needs More Women

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the country and arguably its most diverse. We have beaches and mountains. The superrich and the desperately poor. Beautiful people from all over the planet trying to make it in Hollywood and ugly people here to take 10 percent from them. You name it, we have it.

Except for women on the Los Angeles City Council.

All signs point to a May 21 city election where all 15 of the L.A. City Council’s seats could be filled by men. Who would have thought the only person with binders full of women in Los Angeles would be Heidi Fleiss?

To add insult to injury for Angelino women, the one-time favorite for mayor, City Controller Wendy Greuel, was trailing Councilman Eric Garcetti by 10 points in a Los Angeles Times/USC poll taken just a few weeks ago (though she’s since pulled even)…

City Hall is not only full of men, it’s full of very likeminded men. Of the 15 members of the Council, only one is a registered Republican, and according to a recent study conducted by LA Weekly, in the 5,223 Council votes in 2011, members voted unanimously a whopping 97.5 percent of the time…

The jury is still out on why women aren’t getting elected to city office. But Tammy Bruce, former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women, believes there is plenty of blame to go around. “It’s outrageous there are no women on the City Council and yet not entirely surprising. At least with a City Council devoid of women, it’s even more apparent that the city has become a boys’ club. It also illustrates the continuing failure of the city’s feminist movement. I left the feminist establishment because it had stopped being about women and was about simply pushing the liberal agenda. Now we see what happens when they get their agenda—women become even more irrelevant to liberal leadership.”

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  1. Kitten says:

    Is there any wonder why California is falling into the ocean with an outta control budget, skyrocketing taxes and rampant liberalism firmly entrenched in leadership. Therein lay the problem for LA. Simply put, women bring balance, and conservative women bring lots of common sense to most issues. Their value system is different and thus their approach to most things that affect people’s lives.

    That said, when is the strategy session for getting Tammy Bruce elected to LA’s City Council! 🙂

    • Shifra says:

      Kitten, we should not give Tammy any ideas. Between you and me, Tammy would make an incredibly FAB Council Member, but then what would become of the show? 🙂

      • Kitten says:

        I know, right! That would have to be a condition of tenure, the show must go on. 🙂 I just keep thinking about Tammy running the country for one week even. Plus, think of all the new TAMs we’d get. Bonus!

        • Jeffrey says:

          Kitten-on another note I’m just curious about your Avatar… Are you an original America West Airlines employee?

          • Kitten says:

            Jeffrey, nope. Not an American West employee. The avatar is the logo for my favorite childhood heroine, Wonder Woman; cause it’s gonna take a superhero to get us outta the mess OBummer put this country in. The logo was redesigned a few years ago which is why many people don’t recognize it. 🙂

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