January 15, 2006

Way to go, Chile!

Some good news from South America:

Michelle Bachelet, who was elected Sunday as president of this male-dominated, prosperous and deeply religious nation of 16 million, is a woman and an agnostic, a guitar-strumming child of the 60's, a former exile who spent part of her childhood in the United States, and a physician who has never before held elective office.

Chile swung hard to the right under Pinochet and in the aftermath of the junta, and has trouble publicly acknowledging the full extent of the atrocities committed in the name of fighting off Communism.

That the Chileans elected a non-Catholic woman running under a general Socialist platform, who has three children by three different men, absolutely floors me.

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