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Does Molina know anything about Clare Booth Luce??

I just couldn’t resist jumping into the pool over Eva Molina’s Ode to a Young Conservative Woman , Where Have All the Ladies Gone? at Townhall.  I can only assume that Ms. Molina is a legacy student at the very exclusive and ridiculously expensive Amherst College.  How else could someone so utterly unaware write such a post?  Ms. Molina should download seasons one and two of Mad Men to find out what happens to ‘nice girls’ and ladies when women strip themselves of agency in the hopes that the right man will snag them.  Even from a natural selection point of view, the human female’s propensity to defer to the wishes of males in mating, well, goes against nature.  In nature, females decide and it is up to the males to prove themselves to be up to the rutting and rearing.  That’s what all the strutting and preening is about.

Scratch that.  As a conservative lady, Molina may not be conversant in the language of evolution and Darwin.  Yep, she must be a legacy. But what I find so utterly incomprehensible is how Molina, an intern for the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute, is unfamiliar with the unladylike behavior of her summer benefactor, Clare Booth Luce.

Clare had a dark side

Clare had a dark side

In The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, Dahl as Luce’s lover described her as an insatiable sex addict. From another article on the subject, we get these tasty morsels:

Among his [Dahl’s] conquests were, Millicent Rogers, heiress to a Standard Oil fortune and Clare Boothe Luce, a right-wing congresswoman and sex-mad wife of the publisher of Time magazine.

Dahl once told friends that Boothe Luce, who was 13 years older, had left him ‘all f***** out’ after spending three nights in bed with her.

The biograpy describes a British embassy dinner, when  Dahl was placed deliberately next to Boothe Luce, whose anticolonial opinions and dislike of Churchill worried British officials.

His mission was to keep close to Boothe Luce and he succeeded admirably.

Dahl later claimed to have asked his superiors to take him off the assignment because of her sexual exploits but he was told to close his eyes and think of England.

Ok, Dahl may have had a gift for exaggeration but apparently Luce’s unladylike behavior in the bedroom was a well known commodity.  (I believe she swore also.)  Not only was she a tiger in bed, she was a *married* tiger.  When she was bedding Dahl, she was on her second well-connected husband, Henry Luce, after having previously married George Brokaw, the heir of a clothing manufacturing fortune.  Not bad for the illegitimate daughter of a dancer who went on to become a dancer and thespian herself in the days when well-bred and genteel conservative ladies did not do such things.  In her yearbook, she would have been “Least likely to be accepted at Amherst”. Oh, well, she probably made her hubbies wait until the wedding night before she snogged them silly.

It turns out that Clare cleaned up her act after the death of her only child and became a devout Roman Catholic.  But that was only after she lead a full, rich life, partying and writing and politicking, and suffragetting (Horrors!  She was a feminist too?!) and screwing Roald Dahl to the sheets. She was a pretty successful slut, was Clare Booth Luce.

Not really a point here except that Molina will probably never have to work her way up the hard way like poor Clare. But she should know that her husbands are probably not going to marry her for her scintillating conversation or intelligence.  Well, not after today’s post anyway.

Just sayin’.

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Billionaires for Weathcare Open Thread

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Billionaires for Wealthcare, a newly formed lobbying group in California, is adding its voice to town hall protests against government interference in the U.S. health care system. You think you have a right to health care? Forget about it. One sign held by a “billionaire” protester in Spring Valley, CA read “If God loved the poor people, he wouldn’t let them get sick.” Another sign read “We love BlueDogs. A solid investment in healthcare profiteering.”

If you’re a billionaire who wants to hold onto your riches, join the movement. You can download and print signs with messages like “NO to Socialism, YES to Feudalism” and “Private Health Care: Because Corporations Know What’s Good for You” from this page, or you can dream up wealth-supporting signs of your own.

The group’s video is overly long and somewhat amateurish, but it gives you a sense of the energy behind this new movement to rescue the very very wealthy from any changes in the status quo.

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