Lisa Raitt attacks another woman - how unique
Without commenting on anything else on Lisa Raitt's unscripted taped conversation with her then-press secretary Jasmine MacDonnell, I have a question: Why are some women so eager to diss other women?
It gets so-o-o boring. Natural Resources Minister Raitt takes a stab at sugarcoating her putdown of Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq with, "She's so capable. "
There's a "but."
Raitt goes on to say, "but it's hard for her to come out of a cooperative government into this rough-and-tumble."
Now there's a double whammy. Translation: It's not real politics up there in Nunavut (where Aglukkaq sat in the Legislative Assembly).
Raitt continues: "She had a question in the House yesterday, or two days ago, that planked. I really hope she never gets anything hot."
Oh yes, of course, that's exactly what she hopes.
The whole thing is such a female putdown. She's not strong enough, can't take the heat. Would Raitt have chosen the same approach to slam a male health minister?
The best women support other women and, thankfully, my life is full of these great people. But enough already with holdovers from prehistoric times. A tedious mindset. Stick a fork in it, it's done.