Only Women Showed Up to Run the Senate After This Weekend’s Blizzard

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Yesterday, after this weekend’s blizzard basically shut down the entire east coast, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) pointed out an incredibly funny thing: only women turned up to run the Senate. She said, “We came in this morning, looked around, and thought something is different this morning–different in a good way, I might add.”

Apparently the presiding officer, all of the parliamentarians, the floor managers, and even all of the pages who showed up that day were female. She’s quick to point out that this wasn’t orchestrated in any way, it’s just what happened. She went on to comment, “Perhaps it speaks to the hardiness of women, that ‘put on your boots and put your hat on and get out and slog through the mess that’s out there.'”

I’d like to think that Senate meeting might be a glorious peek into an interesting future. I mean… how often does that actually happen? It’s funny to think that all the dudes were like “nah” when it came to deciding whether they should come to work after a storm. It’s even funnier when you consider that by “work,” I mean helping to run the country. The lack of fucks given by the dudes is at once funny and sad.

As Sen. Murkowski said, “Something is genuinely different–and something is genuinely fabulous.” And of course, as the Great Beyoncé says time and again, “Who run the world? Girls.”

Damn straight.

(via Washington Post, featured image via Tumblr/fuckyeahmusicgifs)

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