Meet Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

BlogHer: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers: A Republican Woman Who Believes in Real Change

Like most public leaders, McMorris Rodgers’ initial ambition for joining politics stemmed from her love of community service. When Cole was born, she had another reason for public service – special needs education.

“While we have come a long way as a country in terms of education, employment and opening doors of opportunity to those with special needs, we still have a lot of work ahead of us in terms of maximizing their potential and recognizing their tremendous value in our lives,” she said.

McMorris Rodgers chose to enter politics as a Republican because she values freedom above all. She gave a well-known quote from Ronald Reagan to emulate that belief:

“Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer. It´s so hard for government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true.”

All in all, a great profile of a fantastic woman written by someone I consider a friend. Win-win, on all fronts.

I’ve spoken, albeit briefly, with Rep. McMorris-Rodgers on one or two occasions now.  She has always come across as gracious, as well-informed, and as though she is doing what she is doing for all of the right reasons.  Even better, she is only one of a rising tide of promising and principled conservative women in America.  Here in the Palmetto State, for example, I look forward to learning more about Nikki Haley, likely our next governor.  In the meantime, though, be sure to check out the piece on Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers.  Every now and then, it’s nice to get away from politics and policy and remember that actual leadership requires character which reaches far, far outside the Beltway.



  1. Boston Blackie says:

    “she is only one of a rising tide of promising and principled conservative women in America.”
    A sure sign that she will be dragged through the mud nonstop.
    Thank you for the link, what an inspiring story she had to tell.

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