Adam bears brunt of the blame

Published 8:39 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Is it just me or has anybody noticed that women are taking over politics.

I don’t have a problem with women flexing their political muscle; it’s just that we seem to have an abundance of the fairer sex either in office or seeking one.

Our local NC House of Representatives member is a female; ditto for two members of the Northampton County Board of Commissioners.

At the state level, the Governor’s Mansion now has pink curtains and scented candles with Bev Perdue in power.

One of our state’s representatives in the U.S. Senate is a female – Kay Hagan. If the vote swings Democratic this November, we’ll have two female senators as current NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is challenging incumbent Republican Richard Burr.

During the last presidential election, Hillary Rodham Clinton made a bid for the White House while Sarah Palin ran unsuccessfully for Vice President of this great nation. Please, someone turn-up the testosterone; we’re being over-run by female politicians.

For centuries, men dominated the political scene. It’s not a case where we are more intelligent; rather, we can quickly dispose of the business at hand. Take the following as examples:

No matter how busy the legislative agenda is on the first day of the workweek, we can make it disappear in a hurry for one big reason – Monday Night Football.

In the legislative break room, we can open our own jars.

We don’t have to lug a bag of useless stuff around everywhere we go.

We can go to the bathroom without a support group.

We can be showered and ready to enact important laws in 10 minutes.

If the power goes out in the dead of winter, we can step outside and write important legislation in the snow.

If we have to step on a few toes to muscle through an important bill, we don’t care about other people’s feelings.

Decision on what to wear in the morning….we don’t worry because we think three pair of shoes are more than enough.

We can whip off our shirts on a hot day.

We don’t give a rat’s behind if someone doesn’t notice our new haircut.

This one’s very important, especially in politics – one mood, all the time.

In the world of lawmaking, it’s all about concentration. Lobbyists will never stare at our chest when we’re talking to them.

Guys, the way I see it, we can all blame our troubles on what unfolded centuries ago in the Garden of Eden.

There, God told his very first creation, Adam, that he thought it was a good idea to make him a companion.

“She will be at your beckon call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year,” said the Lord. “She’ll handle all the cooking, cleaning and bear and raise your children. When you come home tired from a long day’s work, she’ll be there to offer comfort and compassion.”

Adam, being a smart guy, asked God what would all this cost?

“An arm and a leg,” answered the Lord.

“What can I get for a rib,” Adam inquired.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Cal Bryant is Editor of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald and Gates County Index. He can be reached at or 252-332-7207.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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