Bidding on Politics: "As she prepares to depart from EBay after a decade at the helm, Chief Executive Meg Whitman appears to be investigating a new career — in politics," reports the L.A. Times. "Whitman has talked with top Republicans about the possibility of a run for California governor in 2010, according to three operatives who have had discussions with her."

The C-Word as a Political Tool: Salon’s Broadsheet reports on a sleazy new campaign — "Notorious Republican dirty trickster Roger Stone has launched a 527 political organization called Citizens United Not Timid (aka CUNT) to educate the public about ‘what Hillary Clinton really is.’" Pure misogyny, or something more deceptive?

Moving on to Florida: "Women made the difference for Clinton in victories in New Hampshire and Nevada. But in Florida, their numbers are more striking," reports the Herald-Tribune. "Among Democrats registered to vote in the primary, 57 percent are women, and
more than 60 percent are middle-aged or older."

Addressing Wage Discrimination: "Senate Democrats vowed in a Senate hearing Thursday to take quick action on legislation that would reverse last year’s Supreme Court decision making it more difficult for victims of wage discrimination to win lawsuits," reports Women’s eNews.

The legislation was sparked by the case of Lilly Ledbetter, a former employee at a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company plant in Alabama, who lost her suit for damages and back pay.

Life Post West Wing: The Guardian talks with Allison Janney, 48, about her role in the Oscar-nominated film "Juno" and life after "West Wing."

She’s thinking, this year, of starting her own production company. "Katharine
Hepburn did that. That’s how she got parts." And she’ll be appearing on stage in LA in a musical version of the Dolly Parton film 9 To 5, in the Lily Tomlin role. Meanwhile, more than one Democratic candidate has asked her to campaign for them. Janney hasn’t made up her mind who to back. "It’s between Obama and Hillary, and I keep going back and forth for different reasons." She smiles and offers a rare, political judgment. "Just the fact that we’re deciding between a woman and an
African-American candidate is a nice a place to be."


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