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Sell high, er, aim high

By Michael J. Smith on Thursday October 25, 2007 09:50 AM

An amusing juxtaposition of headlines from The Note this morning:


Des Moines Register's JENNIFER JACOBS: "Clinton exhorts women to aim high, speak out"

Des Moines Register: "Clinton defends taking money from lobbyists"

An old friend of mine, a feminist of the early-70s, in-your-face, armpit-hair variety, introduced me to the concept of "free alterations feminism." This was her shorthand for the kind of "feminists" whose social critique came down to the fact that upper-middle-class (and higher) women didn't get as many goodies as their male counterparts -- e.g. free alterations for their power suits at Brooks Brothers.

Talkin' 'bout my generation... Hillary is surely the type specimen of free-alterations feminism. To this sad consummation our high hopes have come.

What happened to my friend, you ask? She's a bond analyst* these days. Drives a Mercedes.


*This phrase always summons a mental New Yorker cartoon to my mind's eye: bond on the couch, tweedy chap with a goatee and round steel-framed glasses taking notes. I've never been able to think of a good caption. They always start out, "Tell me more about your...", but then my ignorance of the bond market keeps me from closing the deal.

Comments (2)


bond chick on couch version

"tell me more please
in your dream job
just what is it you bond "


bond punish with paper version

guilt security leaning back
as if sunning self
cringing goateer

"tell me please mr bond
in that wish fantasy
just who's ....holding on to you "

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