ABC's Raddatz Attended Women's Event at Biden's House -- With Other Female TV Journos
By Tim Graham | October 12, 2012 | 13:49
Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard reported that White House records show ABC’s Martha Raddatz “visited the VPR (or, the vice president's residence) for a "Women's History Month Reception." That record was released on June 29, 2012.
The White House Blog relayed that “The Bidens hosted their first Women’s History Month reception to celebrate the history, accomplishments, and contributions of women across the spectrum of American life, including academia and science, business and labor, philanthropy and advocacy, athletics and the arts, as well as the military and government. So Raddatz was honored?" A press release from the University of Delaware reports other TV-news women attended, too: About 110 guests mingled in the foyer of the VP's residence at the evening reception. Joining Martin on the guest list were White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, CBS's Erica Hill, CNN's Gloria Borger, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Administrator of the EPA Lisa Jackson, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
That would seem to have a pretty Democratic tilt overall. Biden had kind words for the women:
Speaking to a distinguished crowd of women (and some men) who are at the pinnacle of their careers, the Vice President applauded their courage and achievements over the last few decades, saying “you’ve empowered entire generations” of women. He continued, “I’ve learned it from Jill, I learned it from my sister, and I’ve learned from the over thousand hours of hearings we held in the Violence Against Women Act that the single most important thing that empowers young women is powerful women – powerful women.”
In the same month, on March 21, a daybook announced:
3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary [William] Burns delivers remarks at a Women's History Month event honoring Andrea Mitchell, at the Department of State.
Mitchell spoke to State Department employees, and praised several (ahem, Democratic) secretaries of state (no Condi Rice?):
Mitchell said professional opportunities are improving for women, noting the inspiring success of Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become U.S. secretary of state, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other women in powerful positions.