No, I don't.
If anyone followed the careers of truly intelligent women in America, you would find that there are several at the head of Fortune 500 companies, a goodly number who are multijillionaires--and didn't inherit their wealth and a healthy number of women who have the unmistakable ability to weave in and and out of the world scene and be able to put their finger on what is needed and what should be done.
That's why I think everyone should know about Samantha Power.
There's good reason to follow Power. After cutting her teeth as a war correspondent in the former Yugoslavia, she founded a major center for the study of human-rights policy at Harvard, before she was 37 she won the Pulitzer for A Problem From Hell (her 2002 book about genocide), and, last year, signed on with the Barack Obama campaign as a foreign-policy adviser. She juggles this role with her Harvard teaching responsibilities and regular speaking engagements. On a recent evening, she addressed future leaders of developing nations that had been singled out by the World Economic Forum. Swigging beer at the podium, Power spoke brilliantly and totally off-the-cuff about "systematic rape," "components of influence," and "crises of legitimacy."
She could well end up as a respected stateswoman, even if Barak Obama doesn't make it to the White House. She is brilliant, erudite, passionate and is no stranger to politics.
It would comfort me to know that someone this intelligent and capable, and of this caliber, could some day hold a position in United States government or world government for that matter.