Sheryl Sandberg’s b-word ban finds bipartisan support

Bipartisan might seem like the b-word Washington disfavors most, but politicos on both sides of the aisle are now joining Sheryl Sandberg to ban another one: bossy.

Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of the best-selling book “Lean In,” is teaming up with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez to restore confidence in young girls by banning the word “bossy.”

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy,” reads the campaign’s Web site.

First lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are on board. Another former secretary of state Madeline Albright has taken the pledge:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) also signed onto the campaign with this tweet:

The campaign’s PSA stars Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Jennifer Garner. Lynch declares through a megaphone, “Ban bossy.” While they leave it to Queen Bey to drive the message home with this: “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.”

Wonder what “Bossypants” author Tina Fey has to say about all this?

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JulieAnn McKellogg is the video producer for The Reliable Source.
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