|May 12, 2004--Several hundred women from around the country gathered in Washington, DC to launch "W Stands for Women." Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Doro Bush Koch and Liz Cheney were among those addressing the group.|
|Koch noted that, "This administration has more high level women than any other." Cheney spoke passionately about Iraq and the need to "stay the course." Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) said that Bush "surrounds himself by smart, good women who help him make decisions." Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) praised Bush's "courageous and steady leadership." RNC Co-Chairman Ann Wagner took a more partisan tack, declaring that, "When it comes to Sen. Kerry, W stands for waffling." "The only issue on which Sen. Kerry has shown any consistency is taxes," she stated.|
Copyright © 2004 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.