A New Government
Yesterday Zapatero named his new cabinet for the upcoming legislature. Carme Chacón, a 37 year old woman from Barcelona, will be the new Minister of Defense. She has had a brilliant career in law and politics and served as Minister of Housing in the last legislature. She is expecting a baby this summer. That's right, the country with the world's eighth largest economy just named a 37 year old woman to head the Ministry of Defense. And we got Donald Rumsfeld. Why isn't he in jail, anyway? If lots more countries had young mothers as their Ministers of Defense, I suspect we'd have a much better chance of putting wars behind us. The new government will have nine female ministers and eight male ministers.