Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Being Empathetic II
Watching Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, during the President's address tonight, I was reminded of the importance of women in leadership positions. Her empathy was clearly felt. A bit of motherly instinct was shown as well when Congressman Joe Wilson (R) of South Carolina disrespected the Office of the Presidency with the outburst, "you lie!" Speaker Pelosi glared in his direction. I've seen that look in the eyes of my mother, sisters, aunts, teachers, and friends. Is such an instinct valuable? It's saved my hide a few times.