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Women Honored At New York Delegation Breakfast

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New York's First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson speaking to the state's Democratic delegation at the national convention in Denver. (Samuel Rubenfeld/The Chronicle)

New York's first lady Michelle Paige Paterson speaking to the state delegation Tuesday morning, honoring women on the 88th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. (Samuel Rubenfeld/The Chronicle)

DENVER–The New York Democratic delegation dedicated its Tuesday morning breakfast to “Women Making History.”

Addressing the delegates, Michelle Paige Paterson, New York’s first lady, thanked Hillary Clinton for putting the cracks in the “glass ceiling,” and spoke about how Michelle Obama’s speech changed the role of women in politics.

“We are also redifining the role of the first lady both in our states and in Washington, and anyone that didn’t know certainly found out last night watching Michelle Obama,” she said.

She addressed the issue of women quitting their jobs to support the family: “If I was the one now serving as Governor, no one would be asking David if he was going to quit his job.”

Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg then spoke to the delegation:

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–Samuel Rubenfeld

Written by chroniclenews

August 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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