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A (Ladies’) Night At Democratic National Convention

Posted By Jill Miller Zimon On September 5, 2012 @ 8:48 am In Democrats,WH2012,White House 2012,Women | Comments Disabled

So first – there were plenty of great speeches, we’re told, that came from non-female orators, and that’s great. Slate has posted the full video [1] of four speeches if, like me, you missed them or most of them, including San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (read the swooning [2] over his speech – nice job!), Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and FLOTUS, of course. I only caught the last 10-15 minutes of Michelle Obama’s speech and from what I’m hearing, I did well to do that because it started out slow, some are saying.

This wonderful photo gallery is from USA Today [3] (attribution for the image below of US congressional women as well) and you can read about ladies’ night from The Atlantic here [4].  What did you think?

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[1] Slate has posted the full video: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/09/05/video_of_dnc_2012_speeches_michelle_obama_julian_castro_open_first_night_of_convention_.html

[2] read the swooning: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/ted-strickland-sets-crowd-on-fire-with-anti-romney-jeremiad.php

[3] This wonderful photo gallery is from USA Today: http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/The+Democratic+National+Convention/G4303

[4] here: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/its-ladies-night-at-the-democratic-national-convention/261966/