Washington (CNN) - On the walls of Barbara Mikulski's Capitol hideaway are some of her most prized possessions - portraits taken every two years of all the women in the Senate.
The first picture from 1988 is Mikulski, a Democrat, and one other female senator, Republican Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas.
I believe we could run the Nation better with more women in the Congress. Having said that... when I look at women like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and Ann Coulter I would ammend that statement to say "we need more Democratic women in our Congress". Hatred and bigotry crosses the gender gap and we've got plenty of that in the government.
Mikulski is one tough dude, er,,, woman,,,,I guess.
She hopes civility will remain amongst the women senators.
Me too, I hope we can start getting some of that throughout the whole of American politics. it certainly needs a huge dose of a very strong type of civility medicine on a regular basis.
You've been there too long. 12 years should be the max. Retire and let some new blood in there. Career politicians are killing this country.