Wednesday, February 08, 2006

And The Winner Is...

Patricia P. Brister, a devout Presbyterian "who served as chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana and chairman of Bush/Cheney '04 in Louisiana." What is she winning? The president's nomination to be the U.S. Representative on the UN Commission on the Status of Women:

The President intends to nominate Patricia P. Brister, of Louisiana, to be the Representative of the United States of America on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations with the Rank of Ambassador.

We are in good hands, gals, especially if we are still embryos. What did Brister do to earn such an honor? I'm not sure, but I found this bit on the internet from 2000:

When Pat Brister, state chairwoman of the Louisiana Republican Party, wanted to do her part to seal the 2000 election for George W. Bush, she didn't need Tom DeLay to provide an e-ticket to Florida. Instead, she just strolled out into her political backyard. Last month, Brister assembled a mid-sized Republican mob outside the Baton Rouge office of Louisiana's senior senator, Democrat John Breaux, and hand-delivered a letter urging Breaux to "call for Vice President Gore to accept the certification of the Florida Secretary of State" ensuring that Bush had won the election.