Great bookends, if you ask me.
My friend had emailed me before the tickets went on sale asking if my husband and I wanted to join her and her husband, two of our best friends, on a 'why wasn't it Hillary in 2008' outing.
Is the Pope ok with the gays?
I didn't even ask my friend how much the tickets cost. Sometimes it doesn't matter. In fact, I love the kind of decisions that take no brain power. These are the same friends we went with to see Yo-Yo Ma at the Hollywood Bowl. We are their 'ask the Rubinsteins, they're up for anything' friends. Which is great because we get to do something spontaneously, which doesn't seem to happen much after your twenties and the passing of singlehood.
Our girl Hillary was an hour late, schmoozing with donors at a special reception. She looked a little tired but the energy kicked in, especially because she was among FOH aka Friends of Hillary. It was fantastic to be in a huge auditorium surrounded by Democrats. The event was held at Universal City Walk and the restaurant we went to before hand for dinner was filled with women friends making the evening a special girls night on the town. The booths were filled with women all of 'a certain age.' Us Boomers were there to support and cheer on one of our own. We should have won last time. It was our turn.
That's how I feel. Our turn. My friend's husband said, don't worry. If she doesn't run or doesn't win, a woman will win soon. It doesn't have to be her. It will happen.
Wrong. I don't think you get it, sweetie.
It does have to be HER. See, I want to see one of my own as president, in my life time. If Angela Merkel can win three times in Germany, jeez louise ... I do believe American women were the champions of the latest women's movement in the 60s/70s. Not only do we not have the best health care in the world or the highest literacy rate, but other countries have had or currently have female leaders. What gives?
So I told my friend's husband, who really is a very pro-women kind of guy, that I can't wait. I didn't schlep coffee and pretend I could take shorthand when I first started out to be told don't worry, just wait, it will happen.
Enjoy the New York magazine cover story of the next president of the United States of America.