Washington DC’s Final Glass Ceiling

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I don’t pay a lot of attention to Los Angeles city politics, but I was intrigued by Jim Newton’s rundown of the three main contenders for the mayoralty and their likely choices for chief of staff:

Greuel’s chief deputy controller is Claire Bartels, a veteran of City Hall….Bartels’ counterpart in Garcetti’s camp is Ana Guerrero, the daughter of migrant farmworkers and a seasoned community organizer….Perry employs a chief of staff who is a former critical-care nurse, Kathy Godfrey.

All women. Interesting. There’s never been a woman as chief of staff in the White House, has there? Let’s check. Nope. Not a one. Along with treasury secretary and defense secretary, I guess this is the final frontier for the glass ceiling in DC.

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