Should Hillary Clinton be president? Some historical women educate us

December 16, 2011

Hillary Clinton's success as secretary of state has prompted some to wonder if we wouldn't just be better off with her as president. Comedians Steve Waltien and Kate James (aka everyone's favorite Drunk Cubs Fan) take a stroll through time, and visit with famous historical women like Abigail Adams, Marie Curie and Susan B. Anthony to explore what they think:

Steve: For those of on the left, it's been an interesting time. There are some people that are suggesting that maybe Hillary Clinton should challenge Barack Obama for the democratic nomination. And Hillary Clinton is, of course, our Secretary of State, and maybe one of the best Secretary's of State we've ever had. And it may be a moment for those of us on the left to reflect that maybe we missed our moment four years ago to elect a powerful woman president.

And it so happens that I have a friend in town right now who I talk about sometimes with about some of these issues, about women through history, and it seems like an interesting moment to do that...please welcome Dr. Karen Nolten, Phd, activist, historian, curator of one woman shows, and adjunct professor of Women of History in Gender Studies at Columbia College.

This Saturday at the Horseshoe, for the last show of 2011, attend The Paper Machete Review Revue, where we revist the best of everything that's happened this year. With:

  • Ian Belknap and Samantha Irby on 2011 in James Franco
  • Chad Briggs on 2011 in collegiate sports scandals
  • Marcus Gilmer on 2011 in Chicago politics
  • Christopher Piatt on 2011 in first ladies
  • James Porter on 2011 in music
  • Megan Stielstra on 2011 in books

With special visits from Chad the Bird and some crashing improvisors. Music from Chris Damiano, Faces for Radio and Pinto and the Bean.

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