Thursday, April 27, 2006

Madeleine Albright

I'm not a person with heroes. As a kid, if you asked me who my hero was, I would've probably given you a blank stare. I mean, Eleanor Roosevelt is a nice choice, as is Mahatma Ghandi, Rosa Parks, Victoria Woodhull and Emma Goldman. But who's really relavent to my life today?

Last night, I had the honor of seeing Madeleine Albright speak - for free! (ok just the price of tuition) - at my university. I read her biography in the tractor one summer, hauling grain for my dad (in between trips, of course). It inspired me to move to DC.

She's the closest thing I have to a hero.

Here is someone who was raised with the same kind of "women-should" attitude, yet managed to get her PhD, learn Russian, have two kids and oh, yeah, become the US representative to the UN.

She was awesome.

1 comment:

nate-nate-bo-bate said...

She was on "Fresh Air" today. Very cool, but I was pissed they didn't give her the whole hour. I like Madeline Albright, and not just becuase she looks like she could kick my ass. She's a very saavy, intelligent, wise human being. There's very few of those about nowadays.