Leave it to the inimitable Lisa Schiffren to be the first to put her finger on what is so sad about Hillary Clinton’s glass ceiling rhetoric: it is just so passé. Lisa writes in her new column in the ultra trendy New York Observer:
Finally, on the ‘first woman’ matter, HRC graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, 45 years ago, at the height of social revolution. She was ambitious and radical. But as a feminist she lacked the courage of her convictions, or she wouldn’t have pursued power through marriage, especially one so sexually humiliating.
Today’s world is peopled with women who graduated in those decades, and pursued serious careers. They have deep experience in the professions, business, and politics. We have female Senators and Governors, who built their own political operations, have measurable achievements, and honest bank balances. A few have wartime military experience. None has faced multiple hearings over legal and ethical lapses. One of them will be the first female president.
Ms. Clinton had a good run. She isn’t the future.
Lisa’s column is full of such bon mots and wickedly funny observations about H-Rod, but I found the most eye-opening one to be just this: women are doing so well that it is only a matter of time before one becomes president. On her own.