living in glass houses

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Living in Glass Houses

Has it all blown over? Is it alright for me to come out and tell you what I thought about Michelle Wolf and  the disingenuous reaction to her appearance at the White House Correspondence Dinner?

Have we already moved on to this week’s “pearl clutching” incident? You see, it took me this long to stop seething. But now I’m here to say, you failed me America.

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 28: Comedian Michelle Wolf attends the Celebration After the White House Correspondents’ Dinner hosted by Netflix’s The Break with Michelle Wolf on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Netflix)

The Wolf

“People who live in glass houses should not throw stones,” unless of course, their name is Michelle Wolf. 

We are all living in glass houses these days, it’s the modern modus operandi. Whether you’re Chrissy Teigen on Twitter or Look For The Woman on Instagram, most of us, to some extent or another, are living within the confines of a glass box of our own making.

So when Michelle Wolf showed up to throw stones at the house that is the White House Correspondence Dinner, no one, I mean no one should have been surprised. Like so many, I’m asking “What did you expect?”

Soft pedaling from a woman whose HBO Special publicity shot was a picture of her walking away from an inferno of her own making? 

Did you think she was one of you, and that she was going to spare you? And if you did, why? The Right Wing’s disgust with the Washington Elite does not mean

the left is not aware of your elite status. You are indeed part of the Washington Elite. And as such, I expect you to “be better.”

I expect you to be as objective, intelligent, enlightened, and sophisticated as you appear to be. I expect your egos to be as impenetrable as the tuxedos you wear. You should have done the work correspondents, you should have brought your best selves to dinner.

But it’s not just you, it’s the American audience who failed me.

One of Michelle’s opening jokes, the “pussy” one: “turns out the only pussy you can’t grab is Trump’s,” was the one that should have clued you in. And actually I think it was the one that proved “Mission Accomplished,” Michelle go home, and have that well deserved martini, or whatever it is you drink.

What did you expect? 

Good comedians ferret out hypocrisy, they also understand human vulnerabilities, and all comedians are vulnerable themselves. While Wolf was indeed that “force of nature” we like to call strong women who talk truth to power, can anyone argue that she was also vulnerable in front of that crowd? 

Some women have said that Wolf attacked Sarah Huckabee Sanders via her appearance.

I really don’t think she did. A joke about looking like an actor on a current TV show, a joke about a “smokey eye?” That was Wolf letting us know that both she and Sanders are women, that’s all. The sisterhood was not compromised by those remarks.

As far as sisterhood goes anyway, I’m with Wolf, not Huckabee. In a pinch, who do you think would have your back?

Michelle Wolf was bawdy, rude, provocative, and she pushed the envelope. 

What did you expect?

Oh yeah, and Flint still doesn’t have water. Grow up America!

I’ve mentioned The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown before. If you have any interest in the Washington Elite, as well as the New York Elite, read the book. 

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