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In a panel titled, "Running for Office Against a Glass Ceiling," a discussion that was meant to encourage women to seek higher political office, one of the speakers had an interesting take on the potential Bush v. Clinton 2016 presidential battle. (Jeb Bush versus Hillary Clinton.) Here's why Dr. Deirdre Condit, Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, thinks such a war title is 'sexist.'
Deidre Condit, chairwoman of the political science program at Virginia Commonwealth University, said the McDonnell jury's "resounding response" to the corruption charges should be a wake-up call for Virginia politicians.
"It appeared to me to express the wide gap between the political will of this microcosm of the citizenry of Virginia and the political will of the state legislature," Condit said.
"This response from the jury says 'We want a high bar for ethics.' "
In contrast, she said, the General Assembly enacted only a tepid, toothless ethics reform package this year in response to the McDonnell scandal.
"It's a sad day for the McDonnells, but perhaps a very good day for Virginia politics," Condit said, noting that the former first couple's sentencing will occur just days before the 2015 legislative session begins.