Feb 04, 2011 12:30 PM GMT
Senate women's 'civility' pact
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48822.htmlIt’s something you almost never see in Senate politics: one female senator attacking another, even when they’re on opposite sides of an issue..
Among the 17 female senators, it amounts to an informal nonaggression pact. In the male-dominated, tradition-bound Senate chamber, their desire to recapture a long lost sense of civility trumps the constant pressure to score partisan points. It’s a bond forged by their common experience as women in the highest level of American politics, reinforced during a regular dinner meeting led by the longest-serving female senator, Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)