Year of the Woman Starts Off on a Catty Note

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Women candidates won big this week in Arkansas, Nevada, South Carolina, Maine and Iowa. California Republicans chose former eBay CEO Meg Whitman as their nominee for Governor and former Hewlett-Packard head Carly Fiorina for the US Senate. Now Fiorina's been accused of setting back the cause of women in politics with a catty remark about her opponent. In a make-up room waiting to go on TV the day after her nomination, she joked to a staff member about something a friend said about Barbara Boxer. Ruth Marcus is columnist and editorial writer for the Washington Post.




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