Forbes has released its annual list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and coming in at No. 19 is Georgina Rinehart, described as “the richest woman in Australia - and said to be on track as the richest person in the world in 2012."
So, how does Ms. Rinehart count her blessings?
According to Forbes, she is using her wealth “to campaign against national environmental reforms and taxes.”
Am I reading that right? If so, Ms. Rinehart, a mining tycoon and heiress worth $10 billion, might just epitomize greed.
She has an American counterpart.
In a town hall meeting in Charleston, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley popped in as a surprise guest to throw Michele Bachmann a softball question about the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Bachmann, No. 22 on Forbes’ list, replied:
"If the NLRB would also be continuing their current stance, they may not last very long. Once they see what I do to the EPA they may shape up,"
So, what would this GOP presidential hopeful do to the Environmental Protection Agency – whose sole purpose is, well, to protect the environment?
“Lock the doors and shut off all the lights.”
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and apparently Mother Nature is no exception. Talk about a powerful woman.