Rep. Gwen Moore had a confession to make: She had sold herself short.
“I was the one who stayed up all night and wrote the brilliant speech,” she said Wednesday at a conference here. “ I was the one who crunched the numbers and made him feel brilliant. And I was very happy to be in the shadows.”
Moore, a Democrat from Wisconsin, was talking about what’s behind the bleak numbers for women in politics. At the current rate, according to the Institute of Women’s Policy Research report up for discussion Wednesday afternoon, women will reach parity with men in the U.S. Congress in 2117. Yes, that’s 102 years from now.