|Warren asking Sanders after the debate if he was calling her a liar on TV|
The heart-breaking disappointment with Elizabeth Warren’s campaign – and all the other women running for POTUS – reminds me of the various elections for the episcopacy in The Episcopal Church when women were first in the running.
Cho was excoriated in that election process. That was 1986, a few months before I was ordained. The ordination of women had been regularized for 10 years, which was considered an acceptable amount of time to have been a priest before aspiring to the episcopacy.
|Jane Holmes Dixon|
And, there was Jane Holmes Dixon, the second woman elected to the episcopacy as bishop suffragan of DC in 1992, 4 years after Cho's painful defeat. The rhetoric around her campaign was hateful and awful. Indeed, the rector of one Anglo-Catholic church in DC sat in the back pew, reading the Sunday edition of the Washington Post when she came for her first visitation. No one set up the altar for her.
|Mary A.R. McLeod|
It is awful to see what has happeneded and is still happening to Elizabeth. And, not too many women in this country are at all surprised.
Sad, but not surprised. At all.
She will undoubtedly be rewarded with a place on the Biden cabinet. Just as President Obama did with Hillary Rodham Clinton.