I'm going everywhere I can to try to thank people for all their sympathetic and hilarious commisseration on the Dick Armey, um, incident. So here I am. I was awed by the creativity and heart of all the people who posted their reactions to Open in the last couple of days. Thank you all so much.
It's beneath me to pun on Dick or Armey, so don't even think about that. And I'm too worn out to come up with puns that aren't beneath me; I'm going from Salon email to personal email (I got an email from J.D., I hope he doesn't mind my sharing that) to Salon comments to Open posts and Open comments to Facebook to Twitter and then there are the phone calls. A lot of people, apparently, think what Dick Armey said and did was wrong, and or frickin' crazy. And I'm gratified, but not sure how to touch everybody back and say thank you!
My closest aunt was upset about it, way more upset than I was. I handled it like a feminist of my age does: Saying you don't want to marry me isn't the worst thing anyone can say, it's kind of funny and it's plumb crazy! But her reaction made me think about it a second time. I'll be thinking about it a bit more in the days to come. It's definitely one of those moments when we see what we're up against. I'm getting a lot of email from people reexamining their convictions that Hillary Clinton was whining about the way she was treated by the media. I appreciate that.
And I appreciate all of you, you make it easier to do what I do, every day. Thank you!