Too much testosterone in Washington?
Do women make better lawmakers?
- Duration 7:10
- Date Jan 4, 2013
Do women make better lawmakers?
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Well it it well it was an historic day in Washington yesterday as twenty women were sworn into the US senate.
That's a record number.
But is there something about being a woman that makes them superior lawmakers.
California's democratic senator Dianne Feinstein seems to think so.
Here's what she told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an interview with her fellow female senators.
-- I want people watch this show.
To think where some kind of a sorority -- -- we're not.
Work all we all marched to the sound of different drummers to some extent or less on testosterone before we don't have that need.
To always be confrontational.
And I think -- problem solvers and I think that's with this country needs.
Okay I actually Dana agrees with what she said having worked for.
A female on the hill they are problems so -- they don't have that testosterone they do seem to work better together.
Greg's -- what he's saying mr.
-- You've got to go ahead and then I'll respond to your garbage all right so -- -- -- on a conference call for.
A policy related government -- that I am no longer a part let's it's.
And there weren't seven -- on the call -- three women and I'm telling you the women are even though we're from different political backgrounds.
We were definitely supportive of one another tribe in the process forward getting to a conclusion using that language -- not taking credit for it and getting it done I I think there's something -- said about that instead of flat feet and making them.
In spite of people all the time and that's how you make -- -- if you can I respond to this you can all right.
Women getting along well is the longest running -- lie in the history of the world.
-- consensus builders.
Below the -- and it worked okay but that's -- -- -- with at least two different things -- -- -- a car on a bases along and getting his solution are two different things.
Perhaps but I want you to name one female rock band that stayed together longer than four years the runaways no -- They the Bengals know his -- -- no arts part.
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Five an exception to that I would try to get to the revised jump.
-- were up to the frankly -- have done.
About a 75% of the house and senate defeat now they do you have actually very different reason Bob I'll -- excited about ten minutes now and I'll listen I'm telling you it is true I've worked at -- -- the White House and on the hill and I every time I've done that.
Women have moved the ball long and the men do get into this is to Australia right about that they okay by the way that -- that hurt her sentiment shared by Republican.
For however -- is so ridiculous with which you say.
Too much testosterone because then they want to do what what do men want to do they want to they wanted to mess has tossed around we don't have that need to always be content in case confrontational.
There should be more men because wouldn't you know women are so notional -- -- despite -- -- -- said women shouldn't be lawmakers because they're too emotional yet you get hammered for their double standard.
That's yeah that's your.
Definitely so many twenty out of -- hundred it's just anybody that watched that view that lets you want.
Want your government run by the U but that they're doing good and I won't say that having been in a sorority.
And women do.
They are at each -- to -- got a that they are right there I feel like sort of along I do agree with what -- trying to say.
We can if we're given a goal worked together and incidentally I could.
Here's a look at the goal is to ruin another woman's life you know.
So it's -- -- boyfriend -- and I asked him women on the bond that the five that are saying there should be more women in congress and the in the in the senate.
Why -- women vote for women.
It's it's a great question I had it also why don't women all lined other -- -- like.
And -- wit in campaigns -- actually this is a great point not to send.
Politics but an American Idol or any reality show the -- always vote the women out not to.
He's close yeah.
I mean I think Carrie Underwood Cassidy I don't have the proof about where is that here's a floating head as a finalist.
-- -- -- lately we have flooding had we have to get your buddy.
I can as frequent -- portent when people come up the -- -- house and said they come up through the system of state legislators are -- risks which are heavily dominated by males it'll change.
-- and that has changed yet and there's a lot -- -- -- you -- socialist paradise thank you everybody thinking from from one.
Email senator's point of you to another female senator swearing in yesterday Joseph Biden with on the hill.
And senator Heidi -- camp and her husband where they're being sworn in and Joseph Biden.
Had some interesting comments to make when the photographer.
Was doing his thing.
Drop -- his it's -- -- North Dakota because of for us.
-- -- -- -- Drop your hands to decide that's all he said for the fun -- -- since spread her legs you're gonna be frisked.
Well I mean look he's got it I I got the.
-- defend -- it go you have to do these photo ops constantly you have to say something.
Over and over and over again and after while you're not even thinking -- starts that way but.
-- -- -- -- -- -- OK he's me.
And you just making conversation and the thing is like he does have a problem where he says things is like oh my -- simply -- that -- he sometimes it doesn't even know that he what he has said.
Is hilarious like.
In the exit and that's also got to have everybody watching -- show all the time for these -- get that right at any other public servant was watched all the time you could find yes but you know what do you.
Dan Quayle got brutalized for stuff like -- we just we we just -- quite well.
There's competition on the White House their site that he -- -- reality show I'll actually -- I couldn't.
-- Joseph Biden oh okay you see this picture I think we actually have a full screen have it but it's a picture of the female members of the house on the steps in front of the capitol.
But there's a bit of controversy.
Because if you look at one picture it's a little bit different than the other picture here Nancy Pelosi superimposed for females that were able to make the actual.
Photo Dana you say this is a problem.
I don't think that government should be changing photos unless they tell you that on the front and they should come with a big warning label says.
This photo was altered because it was freezing and members of congress relate and I understand they wanted to picture altogether I don't understand when it's thirty degrees going up there without your coats and maybe -- -- -- got another way the government -- we should we should not allow us as citizens and taxpayers should not on our government to Alter.
Photographs -- transcripts and all you reporters -- every -- when Tony Snow forgot to thank somebody and then we try to add he wanted to add it back in the transcript and everyone had a connection.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And you gotta just you -- -- is that ought to be a British rule to not Alter any.
What that somebody say that because we have a picture I think the viewers -- -- about.
That you mention Clinton -- -- it -- -- and I see is that Alan Grayson now that the Bob.
Where's your -- that's very would you -- Never mind -- I.