Conservative women get comfortable for 2012 calendar

Caroline May | Reporter

The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute (CBLP), a conservative women’s group, has released its annual calendar showcasing female movers and shakers in the U.S. conservative movement.

“We have great new conservative leaders this year and we wanted to highlight them for the calendar,” said Michelle Easton, president of the Institute. “These ladies are wonderful role models to young women through their leadership in Congress. We hope that by bringing their achievements to light, young women will be inspired to be involved in public policy and the Conservative Movement across the country and on their campuses.”

While the monthly 2012 wall calendar is full of good looking women, the Institute keeps the exercise a testament to brains over beauty, in keeping with the ideals of its founder.

The seventh calendar in the Institute’s series follows the theme of “Life Outside the Spotlight,” and features photos of its featured luminaries outside work in more relaxed environs.

“Each of this year’s calendar ladies chose her own location to tell something about her life outside of the public spotlight, and each photo is paired with a personal quote about the picture,” said Easton. “It was fun to see what each participant selected to portray her more personal side. There was so much diversity: from playing the piano, to catching a Broadway show, to baking cookies at home. It’s unique to be able to see these sides of some of our favorite women.”

CBLPI’s “Great American Conservative Women Calendar” features a different woman each month including Kate Obenshain, Star Parker, Monica Crowley, New York Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, Washington Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, North Carolina Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Andrea Tantaros, S.E. Cupp, and Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann.

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