re: Republicans who hate me, and love Julia
"As always, she was waiting for the conversation to turn to politics. Julia Child was a Roosevelt Democrat at home, an Acheson Democrat abroad--an unrepentant celebrant of The Best and The Brightest in politics and government. "Tell me," she said, with another of her half-winks, "what happened to the Democratic Party, which seems to have disappeared." And why did Hillary Clinton stir up such feeling? "I think she's marvellous," Julia said. "This is the first time we've had a modern young woman as a President's wife," not excepting Jacqueline Kennedy. "She's kind of a wild woman," Julia reflected, but the hatred she stirred in Washington was our problem, not Hillary's. "With a woman who does something," she said, "men are afraid and women feel inadequate. And the reaction to inadequacy is hatred."
Reason #, say, 5 of the thousand and one reasons I love Julia is that she did not suffer fools lightly. I also like that she was a a rebellious democrat, who defied her beloved, Republican father because she saw the great flaw in his beliefs. That's not to say that Julia hated Republicans - that's my job - but she knew what was right, to her mind.
And I love her very much.