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Friday, August 7, 2009

Guys can lose momentum

Momentum 2010, the Ohio Women's Summit, maybe doesn’t literally mean what some might read into its slogan: "An Ohio where women and men work together to achieve gender equity."

But to get to the point and not skirt the issue:

You might've already read that Momentum 2010 is yanking its announcement that two Democrat guys, Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, would, uh, address the crowd in March as the feminists' honorary co-chairmen in the statewide forum to promote women's advancement and International Women's Day.

First Lady Frances Strickland and Peggy Zone Fisher (past prexy, Cuyahoga Women's Political Caucus) were to show up with their husbands as headliners next year. Same 2010 as when Lee Fisher runs for U.S. Senate.

For this magic moment, the four were invited by Momentum planner Dagmar Celeste, who was married to former Gov. Dick Celeste. Now Dagmar asks Strickland and Fisher to sit in the men's row at the back of the room or not show up at all.

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