Archive for July 11th, 2008

A bit rich

July 11, 2008

With a hat-tip to alicublog, a blog recommended by Russell Brown

You’ve probably heard about P.U.M.A. (party unity my ass) and the Hillraisers, a group of wealthy Hillary Clinton donors/fundraisers who are prepared to put women’s rights in jeopardy because their woman didn’t win the Democratic candidacy. (It was Obama’s fault that the media were sexist, apparently.) Faux News adores them, of course, and has been using them to promote John McCain.

Now “Businesswoman Lynn Forester” (as Anderson Cooper 360° introduced her) has accused Obama of being “elitist” on Faux News and CNN.

I saw the AC360 interview, but what I didn’t realise was that Lynn Forester is also Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, wife of British banking financier Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild. (More details of Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild’s splendid lifestyle at Rumproast.)

Okay, she’s her own woman, of course. But I think that for the owner of “the most beautiful apartment in New York” to describe Obama as elitist is, well, a bit rich.

One reason why National would be a calamity

July 11, 2008

A couple of years ago I met a university student who’d been working in an airport down country. As she told her story, we uncovered numerous breaches of various pieces of employment law by her employer, who ran the airport cafes and bar. I was amazed at the arbitrary behaviour of her managers and their blatant disregard for the law.