If Hillary can’t bring Dead-Enders like Susie Tompkins Buell into line tonight then she’s not much of a movement leader.
Susie Tompkins Buell of San Francisco, a prominent Democratic donor, almost skipped the party’s presidential convention this week, but then flew here as it was about to open on Monday.
“I’m going to the convention because I want to see Hillary,” Ms. Buell said in an interview. “I want to be inspired by her, encouraged by her to do what’s going to be the best thing for all of our futures. She’s trying to help us all get through this.”
This is so in line with the rest of Susie’s life story–the assumption of victim-hood. She had the temerity to sue the company that paid her $150 million for her worthless clothing company, Esprit, to pay her income taxes on her huge capital gain. The company had already declared bankruptcy and she still wanted more money.
A friend told me of a recent meeting at the home of a prominent former female studio exec, where twenty immaculately dresses Los Angeles millionairesses complained about their “Hillary Movement” having been defeated because of sexism. These women, who will never have to pay for a back alley abortion, were threatening to vote for John McCain and so condemn their “sisters” to that very fate, if he gets one more Republican on the Supreme Court.
So much for Women’s Movement Solidarity. Let’s see if Hillary can bring Susie and her friends out of their limousines and back to our real world.