I’m sure most of you know what today was- the swearing in of the 110th Congress, which is pretty historic in its own right (1st Democratic majority in what, 12 years?). However, the most important part of this day would definitley be the election of Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House (Check out her inspirational speech here). Did anyone catch the fact that she’s the first woman to hold this position?

Guess what that means? That’s right. She’s third in line for the presidency. Now, I know that there has never been an instance where the Speaker has had to assume the position of the President, but with so many organizations formed solely to impeach both Bush AND Cheney, it really makes you think. I know that these organizations have very, very, very little chance in succeeding to impeach both Bush and Cheney, especially with only 2 years left of this reign of terror, but there’s still that question lingering in the air: Is America ready for a female president?

An interesting note: Hillary voted for the war in Iraq. Unlike other Dems like John Kerry, she has never expressed regret over it or a wish to change her vote. Some say that it’s because she’s a woman who may be running for president. If she says she regrets the decision or wishes she could change her vote, that paints her as a big wishy-washy woman. Chew on that.

I’m working on a big Hilary vs. Barack blog, but I’m gonna wait until one (or both) actually declare candidacy. Until then, I’ll leave you with my gut feelings so far: At this point, it’s not a question of whether or not America’s ready for a female president. It’s about whether or not America is ready for Hilary Clinton as president.