The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 March 2005

Handbags and history

I have to applaud this effort on the basis of sheer nerve:

Okiedoke.com is sponsoring the Oklahoma Sexiest Power Woman Awards. But I need your help in choosing the nominees.

Recognized women who are either currently, or have been, in government office, or top positions in business, journalism, academic institutions, the arts, non-profit community work or members of the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame, are eligible.

To submit a nominee, please leave a comment [to this post] with a link to a recent photograph of the nominee and a brief biography. Nominations will close on Sunday, 12:01 AM, April 3, 2005. Decisions for eligibility will be up to me. Beauty is not the determining factor for eligibility.

I'm speechless.

On the other hand, I did come up with a candidate: former Representative Laura Boyd, the only woman ever to be nominated for governor of this state by a major party (in 1998).

Posted at 6:29 AM to Soonerland


I guess ole Virginia "Blue Jeans" Jenner ain't got a chance in this shindig ... but I bet she runs :)

Posted by: Ron at 10:10 AM on 28 March 2005

The polling site is up and adding nominees.

I also decided to extend the nomination process to April 14. Voting is set to begin the day after.

I may also search for a more flattering pic of Laura unless you're really sold on that one.

And Ron, was that an official nomination? I do remember her stylish hatware. You know, one man's sexy is another man's ... uh, unsexy?

Posted by: MikeH at 11:47 AM on 28 March 2005