Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Thoughts of Chairman Hattie

Let every school child be made to memorise the sage words of our wise and beneficent chairman:

On the financial crisis: "If it had been Lehman Sisters instead of Lehman Brothers, there might not have been so much difficulty." August 2009

"Sometimes we have to use scary methods in order to achieve worthwile results. It is about saying, 'Because you are a woman, I am going to put you in this promotion'". May 2009

"I don't agree with all-male leaderships. I think it is a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership" August 2009

On her chances of becoming Prime Minister: "It will not be possible, because there are not enough airports in the country for all the men who would want to flee". July 2008

"Men can't be left on their own to do family policy - 21st Century women are not up for Patriarchy". Jan 2007

"(Husband) Jack is not waiting for there to be dinner in front of him or he'd be well starving". May 2007

"He is proof that not all on his side are stuck in the stone-age...Perhaps he ought to be regarded as an honourary member of the sisterhood". On Speaker John Bercow, June 2008

"Men dislike me because I don't take no for an answer", August 2009.