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Lady of the House

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Her idealistic claims are not likely to stop Washington observers from speculating, given how far Wasserman Schultz has already come at such a young age. If there's one thing the heated 2008 Democratic primary contest has proven, it's that gender and race are no longer barriers to running for the highest office in the land.

And though Wasserman Schultz is not the sort for introspection, she does admit that her support for Hillary Clinton has given rise to a stubborn daydream, one in which she's walking down Pennsylvania Avenue with one of her daughters. "I want to be able to point at the Oval Office and say, 'A woman works there.' "

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Thomas Francis

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