The Most Judged Woman in America

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Media Outlet: Politico

That any American politician is truly self-made is a pretty hilarious notion. While some start out poor or disadvantaged, along the way every political aspirant benefits from mentors, donors, true believers, hangers-on, sycophants, consultants, friends, family, fund-raisers—and, in the case of male politicians, wives.


Liza Mundy is a senior fellow at New America, and the former director of the organization’s Breadwinning and Caregiving program. She is the author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.