September 1, 2006

The most powerful woman in the world.

It's not Condi. It's Angela. Condi's 2. 3: Wu Yi. 4: Nooyi.

12 comments:

knoxgirl said...

damn her!

(hehe)

Chris said...

Yeah, but that should have been expected. Angela is Kanzler now. Condi hasn't been roped into politics yet, which I suspect she will be.

Michael H said...

Oh, thank heaven. For a minute there, I misread it and thought you said Angelina! I didn't think things were that bad quite yet.

The Drill SGT said...

It's a business biased list, but I would have ranked Opra higher.

I also saw a number of questionables.

Laura Bush seemed low.

I would not rank the leader of Liberia (which is bearly a country anymore) higher than for example the the PM of Ireland and the PM of Korea

J said...

If Nooyi is so powerful, why isn't there a caffeine free version of Pepsi One? Or is that her way of giving us the finger?

$CAV3NG3R said...

...which is bearly a country anymore...

And this is because they have problems they are working out or because in some news I missed they became a colony or what exactly diminishes them from being a country....Is it that once a country has issues it's not a country anymore or is this the same old condescending, 'we don't have those kinds of issues and hence are better..." kind of claptrap?

Maybe its the recently elected lady that would resuscitate reinvigorate and re-establish the country? Or you have a crystal ball that tells you different.

Jim said...

I think it's ridiculous to refer to Angela as a "former physicist." How does one stop being a physicist? You don't need a degree, recognition or any certification or licensing to become a physicist! And you don't need to pay any dues or take any continuing education courses to maintain your brain, either. It's like calling Salinger a former writer or Jesus a former messiah.

The Drill SGT said...

Jim,

As my lawyer wife uses the constructs there are:

1. attorneys
2. non-practicing attorney's
3. disbarred attorneys

I agree with your observation

Jeremy said...

Journalists are not lawyers. I think that "former physicist" is generally taken to mean non-practising. I assume that the Chancellor would no longer refer to herself as a physicist. While it's true that there are no licenses required, I suppose that we all engage in tiny thought experiments and interact with the physical world around us and thus, in some way, we are all physicists. But to say that everyone is a physicist, makes the term nearly useless.

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class-factotum said...

You don't need a degree to be a physicist? Surely you need at least a bachelor's degree to get hired into any sort of physicist job - and a PhD to get a good one.

Jim said...

Class-factotum,

No you don't need a degree to be a physicist any more than you need one to be a writer or philosopher. You don't even have to have any "recent experience" in bomb-making, for example, to be hired to design a nuclear weapon from scratch, as history has shown. Any you can practice your craft on the Moon, whereas a lawyer can't generally practice in the next state!