Margaret Spellings is reported to be amazed that others find her intimidating. "I 'm a 47 year old soccer mom," she declared recently.
I've met some soccer moms on the travel soccer circuit who would be proud to call the Education Chief "one of their own". You know the kind of soccer mom I'm talking about:
The one who runs up and down the field yelling instructions, ever mindful of the need to control her child instead of trusting the child's training and instincts.
The soccer mom who resorts to name-calling : she has been heard to yell out across the field at the opposing team "You are UNAMERICAN!!!
When the other parents or coaches hold a different opinion or perspective, this soccer mom uses the cold shoulder technique to make clear her point: play my way, or no way!!
Finally, this is the kind of soccer mom who spouts the virtues of flexibility, but if you accidently bring the WRONG brand of juicebox for the team snack, be prepared to face a backlash!!
Yep, she just might be a soccer mom after all..... the soccer mom from hell!!