Vermont Leads America!
Just caught it on the AP wire. The numbers don't lie.
The Green Mountain State of Vermont has the highest percentage of women serving in its legislature of any state in the United States - 37.2 percent.
The national average is 23.5 percent.
South Carolina has the lowest percentage - 8.8 percent.
The numbers make a good argument for women running the world, eh?
Speaking of Gov. Jim Douglas, his Press Secretary Jason Gibbs emailed out a "press release" on Sunday announcing his appearnce at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Springs, Maryland this Monday morn':
Governor’s Speech to be Webcast Live
WHAT: Gov. Highlights Economic and Social Value of Universal Broadband and Wireless
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas on Monday will highlight his “e-state” initiative in the opening speech of the Freedom to Connect (F2C) conference.
According to the conference website, “F2C is a meeting of people engaged with internet connectivity and all that it enables.” The topic of the conference is “how universal connectivity and plunging capital requirements of information production are changing fundamental economic and social assumptions.”
Gov. Douglas said his speech would focus on his e-state initiative and its ability to revolutionize telecommunications by making Vermont the nation’s first state where quality data and cellular voice coverage and high-speed broadband internet are available to everyone within Vermont’s borders—by 2010.”
Only one little problem.
I clicked the link to the live stream of the Douglas speech on two different browsers and got this:
"Requested File not found. The link you followed may be outdated or inaccurate."
The F2C webpage says it is streaming only in Quicktime, then insists on sending a Real Player file that won't open.
Obviously they don’t have a woman running things at Freedom-to-Connect, eh?
What is the governor of Vermont doing there anyway?