Pam Bondi to join Donald Trump transition team executive committee

There will be Florida input on the Donald Trump transition team, with Attorney General Pam Bondi named as a member of the transition team’s executive committee.

The team will be chaired by VP-elect Mike Pence, with campaign surrogates Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieNew Gingrich, Gen. Michael FlynnRudy Giuliani, and Sen. Jeff Sessions as vice-chairs.

“Together this outstanding group of advisors, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will build on the initial work done under the leadership of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one,” said Trump in a statement. “The mission of our team will be clear: put together the most highly qualified group of successful leaders who will be able to implement our change agenda in Washington. Together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation – specifically jobs, security and opportunity. This team is going to get to work immediately to Make America Great Again.”

Bondi joins a cadre of loyalists and family members, as Trump’s transition team seems to eschew people connected with the D.C. power structure. Other members of the executive committee are: Reps. Lou Barletta, Marsha Blackburn, Chris Collins, Tom Marino, and Devin Nunes; son-in-law Jared Kushner, Rebekah Mercer, Steven Mnuchin, Anthony Scaramucci, Peter Thiel, children Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and Trump Campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon.

“I’m honored to serve President-elect Donald J. Trump in making this historic transition and assisting in finding the best individuals to bring change to Washington on day one, grow our economy, protect our children and families, and be unafraid to stand up for Americans,” said Bondi in a statement.

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“Let’s Elect the Women”

Dateline Jackson, WY. 1920. A special town meeting was called to address the numerous challenges facing Jackson (pop 307). Faced with a do-nothing local government more concerned with growing their businesses and ranches than improving the community itself, the town’s women aired their grievances.

Perhaps as a joke, or out of frustration caused by the list of complaints submitted by the ladies, one of the men offered a solution: “Let’s elect the women.”

They won the election across the ballot and became known (at least in some of the newspapers) as The Petticoat Rulers.

Mayor Grace Miller and Rose Crabtree, Mae Deloney, Genevieve Van Vleck and Faustina Haight made up the town council. Crabtree ran against her husband, Henry, and defeated him 50-31.

You’d be forgiven if you thought this all-female local government made tiny Jackson, WY unique in 1920, the first year of universal suffrage, but you’d be wrong. Oskaloosa, KS and Kanab, UT had already done that. Wyoming voted to enfranchise women in 1869, Utah in 1870 (then changed their minds in 1887), Kansas in 1887.

Also, previously on MeFi.

Just bringing this up today. You know. For no special reason. k.