Mikulski Praises Ferraro As ‘Path-Breaking Figure’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is praising Geraldine Ferraro as a “path-breaking figure,” who paved the way for women like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

Mikulski, D-Md., paid tribute to Ferraro, a close friend who died Saturday. Ferraro became the first woman on a major party ticket when she was chosen by Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale in 1984 as a vice presidential candidate.

Mikulski, who became the longest serving woman in the history of the U.S. Senate this year, says Ferraro “made an indelible mark on our nation’s history.”

She also says Ferraro paved the way for women in their day-to-day lives. She says woman began looking at themselves in a new way after Ferraro became a vice presidential candidate.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Doug

    Who ask her for an opinion ?
    People like Mikulski scare me.
    They stay in office too long,like some royalty.
    Proclaiming how much they’re doing for the common man or woman,
    While their good old boy network friends get richer,
    and Rome burns.

  • timtom

    Everybody loves you when you are dead.

  • Joe

    Tbe problem as I see it!!
    Miklukski is a Liberal Democrat. Which is why I am a full time Florida resident. Never voted for a Democrat even when I lived in NYC and NJ, Real estate tax rebates are higher down here, Plus no state income tax. Problem is I can;t vote
    in Maryland.. It’s not that she was a bad person, Ferraro was too Liberal for me,
    even in the 1970’s, But I do respect her views and have sympathy for the family. God Bless!!

  • Herman Glimsher


  • mudslide

    It is apparent that these people are not Maryland residents. Those of us who are recognize Sen. Mikulski for the good she has done for the people of our state and for this reason she has been returned to the senate many times. Those outside the state are not aware of her efforts on behalf of Maryland residents and communities. Sad to hear of Ms. Ferraro passing. Rest in peace dear lady.

    • Milford Poltroon

      Condolences to Geraldine Ferraro’s family. I am sorry for their loss.

      However, I couldn’t care less about what Barbara Mikulski thinks about this situation or anything else. If I see her on the TV, I change the channel. She huffs and puffs and blusters and blows when she speaks — it must help to keep her ego inflated. Perhaps, early in her career, she actually did something noble and for the greater good, but haven’t seen it in the 18 years I have lived in Maryland. She and her cronies have done nothing for me or my family, except suck more and more money out of my pockets and put us further into debt by wreckless spending. I anxiously await the day she’s out of office — she’s been there WAY TOO LONG — although I suspect the voters of Maryland will allow her to linger until she’s even more useless than she is now.

      • overtaxed

        But who will replace her after she is not in office? Another far left liberal would be my geuss. This is Maryland, after all.

    • Perry

      Uh I’m a Maryland resident and I havnt seen anything good that she has done!!!

      • RG

        yea i second that. Mikuslki gets reelected for the same reason O’Malley has been: The liberal intellectuals in MoCo and the minorities in Balitmore City

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