There’s Only 1 Party of the Rich?
The Anchoress makes a keen observation:
Chelsea Clinton works for Avenue Capital and makes an estimated 6 figure salary. Not bad for a woman in her mid-twenties and I certainly don’t begrudge her; Chelsea seems to be a private and perfectly nice person, and if either of my kids could make that kind of sugar not long after college, I’d say “buy Mama a condo near the water when she is old” and be happy for them.
But one cannot help noting that all we ever hear about President Bush is that he is “rich,” from “old money” and he represents “greedy capitalism” etc, etc…yet, his daughter Jenna is a public elementary school teacher in Washington DC, by no means a glamour gig. The Dems talk about how they’re all about taking on the big greedy capitalists and terrible corporations that hurt the middle class and the environment, yadda, yadda, yet the Clintons friends are all incredibly wealthy – mostly “new” money – they’re all very “Corporate” and their daughter works in the “corporate” world. Seems like there are stereotype templates at work here (GOP evil, greedy, uncaring, rich – Democrats Middle Class, compassionate, unmaterialistic, good) that don’t quite jibe with the reality, no?
Reality: they’re all rich. We need someone with a thinner wallet (you know, just an “average” millionaire), so let’s hope that the streak doesn’t continue.