Friday, January 05, 2007

LINOS: Libbers In Name Only

The local news was filled with stories about Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her historic "shattering" of the Capitol Ceiling by become the First Female Speaker of the House.

(Hubs' reaction: "Aren't all women Speakers of the House? And of the Car and the Store and..." He couldn't go on because I poked him. In a particularly male sensitive spot.)

This particular newscast featured comments from Senator Feinstein, a fellow San Franciscan of Speaker Pelosi's. (Sen. Boxer, it must be noted, is from Marin.)

Sen. Feinstein noted Speaker Pelosi's many years in Congress and noted how young she was when she started.

"Fortunately, Nancy's husband has done well," Sen. Feinstein said. "Nancy didn't have to worry about money."

Sen. Feinstein then went on to say (and I'm paraphrasing) that in her family, " husband's job is to earn the money and I spend it. It works for me. It works for Nancy, too." And then she laughs.

So, these two liberal and liberated women have traditional marriages: hubby earns while wifey spends and, essentially, runs around the country playing Lady Bountiful.

And Sen. Feinstein mentions that Mr. Pelosi has made his money (and continues to make it) by old-fashioned capitalistic means: he invests it.


I guess it's easy to be empowered when you're using someone else's money.