In our country’s history never has a president needed more astute, practical and savvy advisors. It feels as if the country is going through a contentious divorce with everyone dredging up abuses from the past.
No wonder there are phrases like, “draining the swamp,” “getting rid of the prayer rugs in the White House,” or, differences of opinions about how large the marching crowds numbers were during and after the inauguration.
Moving ahead to balance the ship and to move it forward through the storms hitting it at all sides, is Kellyanne Conway, one of the president’s advisors or counselors, a 50-year-old mother of four, married to a corporate attorney, the CEO of her own company, someone to whom God gave brains as well as beauty.
She met Trump when she lived in one of his buildings and he came to one of their resident meetings. And, then he put her in charge of his election campaign.
A look at her roots, shows she is a person of substance, morals and values. When she was three, her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother who worked in a bank, her grandmother and two aunts. All the women worked hard to make ends meet.
For eight summers, Kellyanne worked grueling hours picking blueberries at a farm in nearby Hammonton, New Jersey. “The faster you went, the more money you made. Everything I learned about life and business started on that farm,” she says. At age 16, she won the new Jersey blueberry pageant. At 20, her hard work and determination won her the world Championship Blueberry Pecking competition.
She’s also brilliant, graduating magna cum laude from Trinity College, Washington, D.C., with a degree in political science – then onto Oxford, to receiving a law degree with honors from George Washington U. Half Irish, half Italian, after graduation from law school, her first assignment, How Could the GOP attract More Women, she changed direction and founded a consulting firm specializing in marketing.
When a potential male client asked how she would balance four kids and work, she replied, “I hope you ask that same question of all male consultants, too. Would they be willing to give up their weekly golf game and mistresses because they are really too busy?”
She is a long-time pro-life activist, 2nd Amendment supporter, stands with Israel and boldly defends the Biblical definition of marriage.
“It is incomprehensive,” she says, “To think that a man with no respect for women would hire one, but, the media seem to overlook that fact and try to bury it.”
Roll on, Kellyanne Conway, the ship of state is plowing through tough waters.
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