FOF Meg Whitman, former CEO and President of eBay, is running in the Republican primary for Governor of California. Something occurred to me as I was listening to the news about her: We don’t hear about women politicians having affairs with a.) their interns b.) high-priced “call boys” c.) other women in bathrooms. They don’t jet off to South America to see secret boyfriends and tell their staffs they’re hiking alone. They don’t become pregnant with a lover’s child. They don’t divorce their long-time husbands who are terminally ill.
Women politicians concentrate on doing their jobs, while men politicians have the uncanny ability to concentrate on their libidos at the same time they’re running cities, states, countries and nations. (Who said men aren’t multi-taskers?) And when women can’t—or don’t want to—to concentrate on their jobs (like Sarah Palin), they quit.
Women are problem solvers. They’re inclusive. They love mentoring other women. They share. They’re willing to surround themselves with smart people, even with those who disagree with them.