Yesterday President Barack Obama repealed the Mexico City Policy
– the infamous gag rule that pulled funding from health care providers who offered (or even just talked about) certain health care options for women. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. Obama’s Day Three … was a mixed bag, reminding me that change is a process … and you can’t please all the people all the time.
The puzzling William Lynn nomination is a good example – and one that I am willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt on. He’s too smart a guy to nominate someone who clearly doesn’t meet the standards of his newly-minted ethics guidelines … unless there’s a really good reason. It would be beyond bone-headed – and worthy of the previous administration, but not this one. So I’m holding off on the criticism … unlike our old friend John McCain, who felt the need to weigh in. He’s got every right to weigh in – and I just wish he’d done a little more of it when the Bushies were looting and pillaging.
Oh well … on to soccer .. where I see that Brandi Chastain (at age 40) is returning to the pitch for the Bay Area WPS franchise. Briana Scurry is also playing (for the Washington Freedom) … making these two the only Founding members of the WUSA who are continuing into the WPS, if I’m not mistaken. Here’s a pdf of the Complete Draft results (suitable for framing). Old news, I know – but maybe you didn’t see it before. Sheesh!
And speaking of soccer – here’s an interesting new blog/podcast site – Women’s Soccer Show. Picking up on Boltgirl’s WPS LGBT theme, here’s what Women’s Soccer Show has to say about the signing of Johanna Frisk with the LA Sol. Their first podcast is an intro to the WPS, the site, and an interview with Tim Vickery re. Marta and the breakthrough that she represents for women’s football in Brazil.
Finally, on the women’s college basketball front, we have the following on today’s plate …
|SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 (REMEMBER – ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL!)|
|Navy at Army||11:00am||ESPNU|
|Kansas State at Kansas||11:00am||Fox Sports Net|
|Texas State at Lamar||1:00||KWCE/WBTR/KFDM/KTBU/KVHP/KKYK/WVUE/CH 17/KPXJ/MYTX/Time Warner|
|St. John’s at West Virginia||1:00||Big East Sports Network|
|Arizona at Arizona State||1:00||Fox Sports Net|
|Baylor at Texas Tech||1:00||Fox Sports Net|
|Missouri State at Wichita State||2:00||Missouri Cable Sports Network|
|University of the Incarnate Word at Saint Mary’s (TX)||2:00||CBS College Sports|
|Ohio State at Purdue||4:00||ESPN2|
|North Carolina at Maryland||6:00||ESPN2|
|UConn at Cincinnati||6:00||CPTV|
|Georgetown at South Florida||6:00||BHSN|
|Iowa State at Nebraska||8:00||Fox Sports Net|
That Navy vs Army match up will be of interest to NH aficionados as it’s an opportunity to see Megan Evans play. That’s Megan Evans the former Mascoma HS standout and now a senior at West Point. From Class M to D1 – not bad, Megan!