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Deborah Birx Brings New Era
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Posted By: Magnante, 3/25/2020 9:13:21 AM

Our eyes have become accustomed to the visual clichés of the media. (snip) Then, along comes the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Deborah L. Birx. At 63 years-of-age, Dr. Birx has earned significant credentials and she carries herself as a woman of distinction and expertise. She exudes gravitas – effortlessly, simply as part and parcel of what her years of diligence and hard work have shaped her to be. Dr. Birx is a public health physician who formerly served as an ambassador and the director of the global HIV/AIDS program at the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Birx is also Col. Birx

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger 3/25/2020 9:20:46 AM (No. 357295)
Isn't it a shame that it is a novelty when someone achieves national prominence for an abundance of competence and it wasn't because she's a woman, it wasn't in spite of being a woman but simply she happens to be a woman. That's how it should be.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rama41 3/25/2020 9:36:23 AM (No. 357317)
Nice to have a CEO for a president and a key advisor who doesn't wear pant suits.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerseyden 3/25/2020 9:44:02 AM (No. 357333)
I’m kind of surprised she is still doing the daily updates with Trump. As much as I like her Trump doesn’t like being overshadowed by anyone. She is consise and clear in her statements and not rambling and going off topic like Trump.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/25/2020 10:17:32 AM (No. 357386)
I disagree with #3 wholeheartedly. President Trump does not like to be bashed with non-truths. He has every right to defend his character. Your comment could almost be condescending.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40 3/25/2020 10:18:17 AM (No. 357388)
The day they stop talking about what she wears and how she carries it, there will be true equality. Do you see such a discussion about say Sen. Tom Cotton?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Goose 3/25/2020 10:26:09 AM (No. 357401)
So she's a) more than just a pretty face; b) not an equal opportunity hire; c) not the token female; d) all of the above
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 3/25/2020 11:09:56 AM (No. 357459)
How nice that the media types are discovering that there are intelligent, articulate, competent women in our world. Dr. Birx is not a solitary creature. Just the one getting the most publicity now. And she deserves it. But there are many more like her in all walks of our life. They just don’t get publicity. Meanwhile the media hang on every word uttered by mindless Cher, Alyssa Milano, Nancy Pelosi, AOC and others too numerous to mention. The media haven’t a clue.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 3/25/2020 11:11:53 AM (No. 357463)
Just saw #3. I disagree. Those who have paid attention know that our President is a great promoter of women. Previously, in his business, which is pretty much all male, and in his current job in the White House. She doesn’t overshadow him; she complements him. Only strong men can abide strong women.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: starboard 3/25/2020 11:21:41 AM (No. 357475)
She's smart, speaks pleasantly with expertise, is refreshingly feminine and stands tall behind the President and shows support our country. With all that, she's also an Army Veteran. She's definitely the star of The Task Force.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: darnright 3/25/2020 11:52:58 AM (No. 357524)
A God Damn Rock Star. You might just be seeing a future president here folks...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: StrikingViking 3/25/2020 1:36:01 PM (No. 357690)
COL Birx has mental bandwidth to burn and the ability to explain complex medical issues so that I can understand them. With her counsel, our President can make the right decisions balancing medical issues with the country's over-all national interest.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 3/25/2020 2:06:29 PM (No. 357739)
One female family member was particularly successful in a "man's world" profession. I am proud of her and used to knowing very smart, capable and successful women, as friends, colleagues, in my family, and I married one. It is good to see another capable, competent woman making a public impact, so that people can see that airhead net "influencers" and brainless Hollyweird women are NOT all there is.
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