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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The most powerful woman on Earth

President Trump is the leader of the free world. And he got that job by surrounding himself with good people, including some strong women. None is stronger or more powerful than Kellyanne Conway.

She has his ear, and his trust. They've known each other for a decade.

Just three months ago, Conway took over a floundering Trump campaign. He had wanted her all along, but she chose to join the Cruz campaign. On August 13, he brought in her as campaign manager and Steve Bannon as campaign CEO.

From Trump's press release when he hired her:
Republican campaign strategist Kellyanne Conway, Founder and President of The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend, a privately held, woman-owned corporation, has been promoted to Campaign Manager. Paul Manafort will remain as Campaign Chairman and Chief Strategist.
“I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win,” said Mr. Trump. “I believe we’re adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to win this election, and ultimately become President because our country cannot afford four more years of the failed Obama-Clinton policies which have endangered our financial and physical security.”
Her Washington roots are deep. Her lawyer husband was in on the Paula Jones lawsuit. She is a lawyer who studied at Oxford. In 1982, she won the New Jersey Blueberry Princess pageant. I love the sound of liberal heads exploding in the ayem.

In 1995, she started the Polling Company. Clients over the years include Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich, Congressman Steve King, Michele Bachmann, FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, the Heritage Foundation, National Rifle Association, and Family Research Council.

Married in 2001, Kellyanne Fitzpatrick took her husband's name. They went on to have four kids. Makes it easier to be a family if everyone has the same last name and it isn't a mile long.

In 2006, as a member of the condo board of the Trump World Tower in Manhattan, that is how she met Trump.

She's tough as nails, just like any successful man in politics. The New Yorker portrayed her as a lion tamer last month (it is a cute cartoon, and folks, let's have fun with this presidency; I refuse to be thin-skinned). She told the magazine: “I've been in a very male-dominated business for decades. I found, particularly early on, that there’s plenty of room for passion, but there’s very little room for emotion. I tell people all the time, ‘Don’t be fooled, because I am a man by day'."

If Trump is followed by the first woman president, my money is on Conway. We don't know how long she will last in the administration, but Trump has given her the opportunity to succeed.

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19 comments:

  1. Floundering? I don't think so. Needing to make adjustments and making them, yes.
    And the business about taking his phone: a media myth.

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  2. Hmmm, that last paragraph is interesting. I never considered that. We might be looking back in time and see that not only are you a good writer, Mr Surber, you're a seer.

    Interesting.

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    1. (Shhhh...Actually...A time traveler)

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  3. Interesting bio stuff I wasn't aware of. I'm left with: "Given the history, why Cruz in the first place?" Then again, I sent the text in to Cambridge Analytica on the afternoon Cruz announced.

    And, so it goes...

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  4. Love the tweet. She's 49? Hooooooooo, Boy! Clearlly, she is a Lioness; remember, they're the ones who hunt and kill the food.

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  5. Putting down my prediction for the Democrat 2020 nominee: Mark Cuban.

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    1. That jealous ego-maniac won't be able to stay out of it. I hope he collapses like his basketball team is.

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    2. I don't think he will be the nominee. He will be crushed in early primaries. All he has going for him is his last name which brings pleasant dreams and tears to the liberal eyes.

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    3. Cuban's true family name is Chabensky. Grandfather changed it.

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    4. Thank you Gerry. Schlongvester and his brother Schlongtavious were coaching fantasy football long before PEOTUS Trump mainstreamed schlonging!!! BTW, like you, my real name is Gerry with a G!!!

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  6. Kellyanne's mah girl! SHE is what a real woman looks like. Not Hillary. Not Pelosi. Not Brazile. Or for that matter, not Jen Psaki either. REAL women get it done on all levels. I should know. I married one.

    My best HS friend, a Trump guy and very successful co-owner of a regional accounting firm, texted me a few days ago. He said: Here's what you do, surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, let them do their jobs, and then watch the money roll in. Classic. DJT will do the same thing. Not that he's dumb, but he will get the best people into his Cabinet. And then we rock and roll!

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  7. I remember Kellyanne Fitzpatrick back in the 90's wearing miniskirts with legs up to her neck. IIRC she was an early regular on Hannity and Colmes back when Fox first got started.

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  8. Jeebuz, more goddam lawyers. Can we get the damn lawyers out of Washington and put some real people in there? You know, people who actually know something about anything real? Sheeeesh ...

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  9. More of Trump's war on women! Hire them, give them responsibilities and don't micromanage them. I feel so sorry for those poor victims of Trump's hate. Being beaten down like that is why she has been unable to age. LOL!

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  10. What she had over Robbie Mook was the ability to add numbers that total 270. Mook is an ignoramus. Podesta must be too... but they reflect the intelligence of their ultimate leader, HRC.

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  11. Thank you Mr. Surber. Mrs. Conway is a star

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  12. She used to appear on Bill Maher's old show Politically Incorrect (which wasn't). She would be the only conservative and would kick the butts of Maher and the libs all with that sweet smile on her face. Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham also would be guests, be outnumbered, and kick ass. Not only are conservative women hotter than liberal women, they're also smarter. Kellyanne broke the glass ceiling by being the first woman to successfully manage a winning presidential campaign. You go girl!

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  13. There's room for passion, but not emotion.

    The Democrats ought to be feeling some chills as they read that and look out at their fragile flowers.

    -Mikey NTH

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