February 27, 2009 / Uncategorized

Political Correctness and “The Right Man For the Job”

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President Barack Obama announces his nominee for Commerce Secretary, former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. (Xinhua)

President Barack Obama announces his nominee for Commerce Secretary,
former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. (Xinhua)

When I read about yet another man being named to Obama’s cabinet, I admit, it came as no surprise. I mean, let’s face it, Larry “Girls Can’t Do Math” Summers is the one running the show when it comes to “fixing” our economy. Can we really expect someone like this to allow his man Obama to name a woman as Secretary of Commerce? No. However, I was actually surprised to read Obama’s choice of words to announce his pick: “And Gary is the right man for this job”.

In a country rampant with political correctness, why are phrases like “the right man for the job” still being used?

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