Sunday, February 7, 2016

WD| Malinowski is Tug Hill Commission’s first female executive director

      A couple of days ago when a person named "Katie" was named director of the venerable Tug Hill Commission, I came to the conclusion Ms. Malinowski was a woman. Now we get the usual patronizing and goofy story and headline trumpeting her as the agency's "first female executive."
     Let's tell who she is and what she is all about and not merely define her success as some female benchmark
    Gone are the days when a woman ascending to management is a big deal. The list of women in such roles is too long to list here. Now there were pioneers like the late bank president Rita Mackey,  There were the days when women had to enter the back door at the late Black River Valley Club.
     I knew from this lady's name she was a woman. Tell me something I didn't know.
     Like " New Tug Hill Boss a 16 Year Veteran of Working with Local Governments"
     Identity politics is like identity journalism. At some point it gets silly. From the name and photo I figured out gender. 
Watertown Daily Times | Malinowski is Tug Hill Commission’s first female executive director

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Male or female - makes no difference to me as long as they are competent.

Looks like she has the relevant experience to get the Horse Creek Wind Farm in Orleans, Clayton and Brownville to the finish line. That is an important project for the North Country.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they subcontracted to Scotty to write their headlines?

Now...if there was a man working at Planned Parenthood, that would be a headline.

Isn't the term "executive director" one that was made up specifically for women, so they could have a title for all the high paid do-nothing jobs at the not-for-profits and government agencies? You know...like the person that organized the expensive Save The River dinner, pictured in the WDT's today. Complete with linen table coverings and napkins. That is what an executive director does...spends the donations and if there is a little left over directs it toward their supposed goal.

I mean, if it was a real job with real responsibility, and real accountability, they would call it "president" or "vice-president" or CEO....not "executive director". Maybe that is the real meaning? "Not held to any productivity standards"?

Anonymous said...

Just one thing is necessary.. She must be Republican...

Anonymous said...

If they must be Republican than they must be a RINO. No self respecting republican is going to do that job or support what they do.

Anonymous said...

444 Take a second look at that board and see who made up the Tug Hill commission and who protects their status now.. Take a good hard look thn apologize please

Anonymous said...

George Pataki appointed bill Nelson to the OGBPA back a few years ago for the strangest reasons I ever heard.. Pataki was marching in the big parade that summer but was late getting here.. Nelson refused to let the parade start for forty five minutes with thousands waiting downtown.. Pataki showed up and led the parade with Nelsons nose up his ass.. Point is Nelson got his Bridge Port deal that fall only to be outcast upon Spitzers arrival in two years.
The Bridge and Port in ogdensburg has basically stepped up and kept that city afloat for years under Democratic leadership.. Ritchie has been of little or no assistance to thejm but tries to share in the credit... This is how politics works

Anonymous said...

12:43. The most important distinction she could make regarding the horse creek wind project, is that it would be horribly wrong for the region.

Anonymous said...

Very fine post, Mayor. What we need to realize is this pandering to race and gender is media's most important fixation. How are we supposed to be more open and even handed with matters such as this if all we do is wallow in it time and time again. Politicians don't say ten words without going straight to the pandering act. Woman this and that and everything. Race is treated the same way. The other day Cindy Habeeb did her usual gender based act about women and cancer. Why not focus on PEOPLE with cancer, and how it effects all of us? Gender and race. All that matters to too many.