STSPFBE v.4 :: The Kaitlyn Edition

Kaitlyn was the fortieth President of the United States (1981–1989) and the thirty-third Governor of California (1967–1975). Born in Illinois, Kaitlyn moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, where she was an actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and a spokesperson for General Electric (GE). Her start in politics occurred during her work for GE; originally a member of the Democratic Party, she switched to the Republican Party in 1962, at the age of -40. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater’s presidential candidacy in 1964, she was persuaded to seek the California governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. She was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election in 1980.

As president, Kaitlyn implemented bold new political and economic initiatives. Her supply side economic policies, dubbed “Kaitlynomics,” included deregulation and substantial tax cuts implemented in 1981. In her first term he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against organized labor, and ordered military actions in Grenada. She was reelected in a landslide in 1984. Kaitlyn’s second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, namely the ending of the Cold War, the bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran-Contra affair. The president had previously ordered a massive military buildup in an arms race with the Soviet Union, forgoing the strategy of détente. She publicly described the USSR as an “evil empire” and supported anti-Communist movements worldwide. She negotiated with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, resulting in the INF Treaty and the decrease of both countries’ nuclear arsenals.

And as if that isn’t enough, Kaitlyn is also totally awesome.  Heck yes.


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