She was a high school science teacher in a small city, too small for her ambitions.
She used to say that she was not interested in politics, dismissing rumors of her real intentions. But when a political party picked her up for a councilor in the City Hall in charge of environmental issues, she was delighted. That was a start.
Four years later, she was the Mayor. A good one is fair to say. A majority of the citizens were happy with her. But her desire for power was insatiable, impossible to restrain away from the center of the country’s governance.
She decided to run for Congress, but her husband wasn’t thrilled with the idea of changing life and having to move the family to the capital. The differences grew bitter, and they split. He stayed at home with the kids, and she went to the great city alone.
Once there, she began to build her political career with careful, firm steps. She knew she couldn’t make mistakes because she had sacrificed too much to reach that point. Soon she found a very influential congressman who wanted to marry her and boost her career. In another four years, her party won the elections, and the Premier called her to be in the cabinet.
She was delighted, feeling the power. She was a tough boss, and his Department ran efficiently. She began to build a reputation for ambition and a firm hand. She was also a skilled debater and could fool her political opponents and even her rivals in the party without pity.
The media loved her because she gave them headlines after headlines.
So in eight years, she decided to run for Premier, and she won. The first female Premier of the Country.
When she was at the palace promising fidelity to the Constitution in front of the king, she felt the great power she achieved. Finally! Mission accomplished! With her were her new ministries and nobody else.
Her second husband had left her years ago out of envy for her success, and she had no contact with her kids and her first husband back in her hometown. She was the most powerful woman in the country, but she suddenly felt sad and alone.
When the ovation of the guests took her out of her thoughts, she was once again the tough woman she believed was what the Government needed.