Mary Matalin hashed it out with former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm after Granholm said we need more women in public office on Bill Maher’s HBO show.
“This is why the Republican party is shrinking – because they’re anti-women,” Granholm argued.
She said if they were more women Congress there would be no question that insurance companies would cover female contraception “the same way they cover Viagra,” there would be affordable child care and higher minimum wage because these are issues that effect women the most.
“There needs to be more women, but why don’t they run?” she asked. “They don’t run because they don’t’ want to put their foot into the piranhic waters which is Washington D.C.”
“I’ve been in the room since before you could even wear pants [in the White House]. Okay?” Matalin told Granholm.
“You disagree?” Granholm asked.
“It has nothing to do with our gender,” Matalin argued.
“If they’re going to legislate about us, we should be there,” said Granholm.
“Why do you think only women know how to fix this kind of stuff? They don’t,” Matalin said.