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Greta van Susteren, the Fox News anchor and remarkably productive blogger, had some thoughts last night about the U.S. Treasury’s decision to substitute the visage of American abolitionist Harriet Tubman for the current one of President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bank note. Greta, take it away:
Let’s all go off-the-record. Don’t you wonder why some people don’t just use their heads? Well, the Obama administration did it again! Went stupid! And went stupid for no reason!
Here’s what’s happening. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is creating a fight—a 100% completely unnecessary fight by booting President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replacing him with a woman, abolitionist Harriet Tubman. You all know I’m a feminist, love to see women acknowledged for the great things they do to contribute to our nation—and Harriet Tubman did, and she deserves it. But what I don’t get is this: Rather than dividing the country between those who happen to like the tradition of our currency and want President Andrew Jackson to stay put and those who want to put a woman on the bill, it’s so easy keep everyone happy. We could put a woman on a bill! Tubman—acknowledge her courage, and not stir up the country. But give Tubman her own bill! Like a $25 bill! We could use a $25 bill! Put her picture on that and we could all celebrate!
That’s the smart and easy thing to do. But, nooooooo, some people don’t think, would rather gratuitously stir up trouble in the nation. That is so awful. And yes, dumb. And that’s my Off the Record comment tonight.
A new $25 bill. Fantastic idea. Greta—thank you. In 2150, maybe we’ll see a certain Fox News anchor’s face on a $35 bill. ;-)