Thursday, April 26, 2007

an interesting relic of a by-gone age

The obituary headline in the Post reads "GOP Leader, Feminist Mary Crisp Dies at 83." Look at that headline more closely -- when was the last time you saw "GOP Leader" and "Feminist" used to refer to the same person? Probably not since 1980 when Crisp protested the Republican Party's decision to abandon support for the Equal Rights Amendment. That was, of course, the convention that nominated Ronald Reagan for president. And Crisp, a Goldwater Republican, instead supported John Anderson.

This headline is like a buggy whip or a butter churn -- an interesting relic of a by-gone age.


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