Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Madeline Albright

She is the first woman to serve as Secretary of State, and she's remarkably smart. She's fluent in English, French, Czech (which I always thought was Serbo-Croatian) and Russian, and gets by with Polish and Serbo-Croatian (which we just established is different from the Czech language). Since she was born in Prague, she was removed from the line of succession for the Presidency.

I hoped that the move to revise the Constitution so Arnold Schwarzenegger could run for President would be successful to allow Albright to run as well. The never happened, but there was talk of Albright assuming a role in Czech Republic politics, taking over from Vaclav Havel when he retired (that didn't happen either).

I loved Albright before the Gilmore Girls included her in a dream sequence (as Rory's ideal mom). But I love the Gilmore Girls because they picked Albright, over a variety of strong women, to play that part. Also they used the Mighty Lemon Drops "Inside Out" in the last episode.

She has no Emmys, Grammys, Tonys or Oscars. And that's just fine.

Happy birthday dude! Rock on! Sorry you couldn't be President, you'd have been awesome!

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