On a phone call today my friend, Tracy Gary, characterized this blog as "possibly the Queenpin strategy" for organizing donor networks, advisors, and nonprofits. O the shame of it all! Queenpin? My colleague, Senator Dick Minim (D MA), tells me to take no offense; as a liberal I should get in touch with my feminine side. Actually, as a servant of wealth, I aspire to be neither King nor Queen, neither Courtier nor Churl, but the Queenpin's faithful Fool. That is probably what Tracy meant anyway. Coming, Your Highness. (As the song says, "We all gotta serve somebody"; it might was as well be Tracy. She is a lot nicer than my real boss, though not nearly as rich.)
Does the Queen's court operate the same way as the Kings? Who can speak truth to her? How does the Queen influence the King and his minions? What is the nature of her power?
The Feminine aspects of power are communicative, using language and emotional connection to influence what cannot be controlled. If Tracy says you are a Queenpin, I wouldn't disagree. I can't imagine you being reluctant to embrace your inner Minum.
Posted by: Gerry | December 23, 2006 at 09:31 AM
She is the Queenpin. This is America. We are all consumers and hence Kings and Queens to the extent we are not yet tapped out.
Posted by: Phil | December 23, 2006 at 09:47 AM