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Last month, I took out my 10-foot pole that I had acquired from Fibber McGee and touched two of the three forbidden topics for a publication such as this: politics and religion. Brave (or nutty) soul that I am, this month I’m touching that rail again on the third forbidden subject: Sex.

Within a month we will be electing new governors, Congressmen and Senators, along with a raft of other politicians. For the first time in history, the state in which I reside most of the time may have a woman governor, but she would not be the first woman in a chief executive’s chair. There have been lots of them, including the current Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

I can recall my mother saying, during the Korean War and the minor skirmishes that led up to the Vietnam War that if women ran the governments, there would be no wars. Women would not send their sons and daughters off to battle. Well, in October 1973, Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth Prime Minister, led her nation into the Yom Kippur War. A few years earlier in 1971, Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, led that nation into war with its neighbor, Pakistan. In April 1982, Britain’s “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister of the U.K., led the Brits to battle with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. So much for Mom’s theory!

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