Women Watch – What the Hell is Going On?

  • After being booed off the stage earlier today in Philadelphia, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, leader of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), announced that she was withdrawing from all previously scheduled performances during this week’s Democratic convention. Why? Because her ostensible followers were so furious at her now amply documented partiality  during the presidential primaries, that she could not appear in public without risking her own humiliation – and her party’s conflagration.
  • After struggling for four years to save Yahoo as an independent corporate entity, Marissa Mayer finally threw in the towel – she agreed to have the company acquired by Verizon. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Yahoo might have been beyond saving when Mayer took over. Trouble is that one of our most visible women leaders has replicated the rapacious greed for which male executives are famously well known. Evidence is that some of the best paid CEOs run some of the worst companies. Mayer then is no exception. But let’s be clear here. According to the Wall Street Journal, for her labors over her four-year tenure, Mayer “stands to make more than $50 million in compensation if she is terminated as a result of the sale, after earning over $100 million in cash and equity.”
  • After pooh-poohing charges made by Bernie Sanders for the better part of the year, that the supposedly neutral DNC was rigged against him and for her, Hillary Clinton has been caught red-handed. Yet again. If you believe that she knew nothing about how the DNC favored her during what turned out a series of stiffly fought primary contests, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

Sad.

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