This are difficult times and call for mega changes. I think we need more women in government who don’t love shiny medals on their chests and a belief that an order should be carried out without debate. Margaret Chase Smith. You might never have heard her name, but it’s certainly not because she doesn’t deserve to have you do so. She was the first woman voted in as a senator who wasn’t an appointment or a widow filling her husband’s seat. But it’s not that for which we should resurrect her now. It’s because she was a Republican from Maine. Republicans from Maine are known to be individualistic in their approach to all things — or, at least, they were until Susan Collins began to furrow her brow with concern and then do exactly as she is told by Trump and his enablers.
This post, of course, inspired me. I did not know the history of Margaret Chase Smith during the McCarthy era. What an outstanding example of courage and integrity. Too many women fail to speak up against the dominating male power players in politics or business. Margaret Chase Smith did. As you pointed out, LIz Cheney, my 'courageous woman of the year', is doing just that today. This is a historical story that needs to be retold. How about an Op-Ed in the Washington Post?