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Monday, April 30, 2007

Congratulations, Rep. Mom

It's okay to be a mom in Congress:
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers became the first member of Congress in more than a decade to give birth when her son was born a month early, her office said Monday.

Cole McMorris Rodgers was born at 3:14 a.m. on Sunday at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, according to the office of the Republican from Washington.

The boy was due on May 29, her office said. He weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to address minor complications, her office said in a press release.

The former Cathy McMorris, 37, married Brian Rodgers last year. This is her first child.
Naturally, while we tend to disagree with McMorris on policy positions, we are heartened that nobody in her party seems to be attacking her decision to have a child and be a member of Congress.

Because that would be wrong. Moms count too.

We're certain that in 2008 the same courtesy will be extended to any Democrat running for Congress who also happens to be a mom.

We're sure incivility is quite dead, and that nobody would ever make crude, sexist slurs about a mom who runs for Congress.

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