About Those Rumors: “It’s the kind of rumor that sets conservatives buzzing — is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice actively campaigning to be Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential pick?” asks Nia-Malika Henderson at Newsday.

Dan Senor, a GOP political operative, said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Rice was “actively, actually in recent weeks, campaigning” for the job.

“Rice dropped by a weekly meeting of conservative leaders last week headed by Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. She also gave a lengthy interview to the Washington Times, a favorite newspaper of conservatives. Add to that her name recognition, and — voilà! — McCain’s got his vice president, the rumor goes,” writes Henderson.

We don’t have any inside information about Rice’s ambitions, but we are impressed with her political muscle — literally.

Check out the April issue of Fitness magazine for an interview with Rice, who is 53, about her early-morning fitness routine and health goals. You’ll find Rice’s total body strength circuit online here.

Fitness shared the interview and a few pics with us — the one here of Rice with her trainer, Thomas Tomlo, was taken by David Y. Lee (click on the photo for a larger image).

Book Lauds Women’s Role in Founding of Nation: NPR commentator Cokie Roberts this morning discussed her new book, “Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation,” on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

“You really get a sense of these women’s personalities,” Roberts tells Renee Montagne. “They talk about politics, they talk about war, they talk about pregnancy, they talk about death — because they are too surrounded by death, they lose their children often and are devastated — but they talk about fashion and they gossip about each other and all of that can all be in the same letter.”

Thanks, Rush: Salon’s Joan Walsh thanks Rush Limbaugh (yes, Rush Limbaugh) for repeating comments Walsh made during a CNN interview about the display of overt sexism against Hillary Clinton.

“Sadly, you’ve got a bigger audience than I do at Salon, at least temporarily,” writes Walsh. “But I’m thrilled to have that statement reach a wider audience. Because, yes, it’s just true.”

Women Bring the Big Bucks — So Why Won’t Corporate America Show Them the Money?: “Last week marked the 22nd anniversary of the glass ceiling’s entrance into our vernacular — a phrase which cleverly described the invisible but extensive impediments to women’s ascent into positions of senior leadership,” writes Marie Wilson at the Huffington Post.

“Over two decades have passed since we gave the problem a name, and while women’s collective gains in politics, business, media, and culture have created a spider’s web of cracks, shattering the ceiling once and for all remains an elusive goal.”

Women Dip Into Their Pockets, Especially for Clinton: The tendency of women to “link positive social change with charities — and leave political giving to men — may be changing,” writes Allison Stevens at Women’s eNews, describing how female supporters of Sen.
Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama are donating in record numbers this primary season.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, writes Stevens, “Women have given Clinton nearly half of the $100 million she has raised from individuals who have given large-dollar contributions.”

HRT Dosing May Determine Risks, Benefits: “In the continuing search to uncover the benefits and risks of hormone therapy for women, a new study suggests that the amount of hormone a woman takes may determine whether it helps or harms her,” reports HealthDay News.

The study was done with mice, but it may provide some insight for humans.

“It brings to our attention the fact that HRT [hormone replacement therapy] is not something we totally have to dismiss,” said Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women and Heart Disease at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “There might be a way to give this more safely to

Not Your Mother’s Recipe: Women’s Wear Daily reports on the annual New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Awards, at which Gourmet editor in chief Ruth Reichl chalked up her success to not following the footsteps of her mother, who was discouraged from having a career.

“I wake up every morning grateful not to be my mother. Grateful, in fact, not to be any of the women of her generation,” Reichl told the audience.

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