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Jennifer Granholm: Women in power just aren’t as attractive to men

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

With various politicians in the news for their scandalous affairs, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Edwards, former Democratic Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm explained on MSNBC Wednesday morning why females in power are less likely to commit similar indiscretions.

According to Granholm, women do not have as many underlings drooling over them as men do.

“For women in power there just aren’t the opportunities,” she said, asserting that her comment was just a generalization.

“We aren’t getting interns coming up to us, putting their phone numbers in their pockets, where as men in power get a lot more of that than women do.”

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She added that powerful women also might not be as alluring to men as powerful men are to women. Further, she said, female instincts likely place more on protecting their family than allowing their eyes to wander.

“Women in power just maybe aren’t as attractive to men, but I can tell you that the opportunities aren’t there and perhaps a lot of the instincts aren’t there,” she said. “And I would say this too, one of the reasons women don’t run for office I think has to do with protecting their families, and I think women are very protective of their children and don’t want them to be exposed. I think that is one of the reasons women in power also are less inclined to commit those kind of affairs etc. because they want to protect what they know will be public exposure to their family. They think more about that than perhaps some men in power. “

Granholm added that MSNBC should think about doing an entire special on the phenomena of men in power versus women in power. She ended the segment by encouraging more women to get into politics, but added that they should to be sure to marry well.

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  • erick1740

    No, just you having powerf Jennifer, look what you stupid dems did to Michigan. It is a fiscal disaster. All because of democrat liberal policies.

  • tekovuhoser

    Who says powerful women are’nt ho. Why… looky here! MEyow!

    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/fortune/1009/gallery.most_powerful_women.fortune/index.html

    • tekovuhoser

      Not a “2 o’clock closing time” gal among ‘em.

    • tekovuhoser

      That should read, “hot.” Not, “ho.”

      I pinky swear that was a typo!

      Calling Mr. Freud…

  • Ernesto

    Tell them how you destroyed Michigan Jenny.. You left and were still paying for your mess.

  • MJHBAMA

    Democrats used to be conservative; Republicans used to be liberal; Femanists used to be braless hippies smoking hash and dropping acid in Haight-Ashburey. Things change. I am a fiscal conservative male and I don’t want to sleep, marry, or otherwise cohabitate with women like Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton or even Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann. I will vote for the last two, should they be nominated, but I don’t want to “date” them.

  • Scorpion Eagle

    YAY FEMINISM!!! HIP HIP HOORAY!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TEAM!!!

    …wait …where’d the guys go? …what do you mean they’re all talking to that ultra feminine woman over there? …what you mean masculinity is attracted to its opposite? …what? you mean it isn’t attracted to a bad impersonation of itself?

    ….waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! …where’s my VAWA!!!!!

    …tip for all so-called conservative women: lose the feminism. or at least, stop calling yourselves feminists. no one who espouses to believe in the constitution can ever rightfully believe in feminism as well. feminism and the constitution are fundamentally at odds with each other and you cannot believe in both at the same time.

    i really want to support palin and/or bachmann, but no self-respecting man who knows what feminism really is and where it came from could ever in his right mind support a feminist… thats like bleeding yourself to death with a million legislative papercuts

    …where do i sign up

  • tea bagger

    Liberal elitists who claim to be “physically fit” are repugnant.

    I prefer those bubble-butt, dunkin-donuts eatin’, Hardees munchin, big gulppers!

    In particular, I have a soft spot for Amy Kremer look alikes!

  • hogwild

    Helen Thomas, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and Janet Reno hardest hit…

  • Tex Expatriate

    Granholm is full of s**t. It’s Democrat socialist, communist, and fascist women who aren’t attractive to men. I expect the others are attractive to sissies, the kind of near-men who inhabit New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

    I say this with an appreciation of the fact some real men live in those cities. Trouble is, too damn few.

  • clw

    Just a thought, but perhaps THAT particular (Democrat) womans view is skewed because she’s a liberal. Don’t men, in general, perceive liberal women as feminists, who have a tendency to lash out if a man simply opens a door for them? Who get hysterical if they’re called “miss” and not “Ms.”? Who rail on and on about being equals to men? She probably IS treated differently because she is more unapproachable.

    Conservative women on the other hand are perfectly comfortable being the softer sex, and letting men be men, and (if they’re fair and loving) being the head of the household. As a conservative woman, I’ve been hit on a fair number of times, but I’ll say this, men seem to know that when conservative women are taken, they are TAKEN. When I had a wedding ring on, men respected that. I was kind of pleasantly surprised by that actually. Particularly since all my ex ever said was that men are dogs. He made me expect the worst. As usual he was wrong. LOL!

    • BigRmv

      Let’s face it, with that hair style and her Schwartzenegger pose she ISN’T attractive.