The way we liberals are seen by the rest of the world: Molly Ball, daughter of two professors, was profiling Kellyanne Conway.
Her profile appears in the April edition of the Atlantic. In paragraph 3, the daughter of the two professors did the liberal world a favor.
What favor did Molly Ball bestow? The talented daughter of two professors gave us a chance to understand the way we seem to everyone else in the world:
BALL (4/17): Conway flashed a wicked grin. We were sitting in her spacious office in the West Wing of the White House, less than a week after the inauguration. Just a year ago, she was a knockabout GOP pollster and talking head, a casino worker’s daughter who’s never quite shaken her South Jersey accent. But she’d understood something about the electorate that others had missed, and now here she was: perhaps the most powerful woman in America, a senior counselor to the president of the United States, member of Donald Trump’s core team of top advisers.According to the daughter of the two professors who herself graduated from Yale, Conway is "a casino worker’s daughter who’s never quite shaken her South Jersey accent."
(A year ago, Conway had been "a knockabout pollster.")
In this way, Molly Ball, daughter of the professors, let us liberals understand the way we're seen by pretty much everyone else.
In this thoughtful interview, the daughter of the two professors gives us a further look at our own liberal culture. "Inside The Atlantic, we refer to things as 'Atlantic-y,' " she thoughtfully says. "You know it when you see it."
In this case, the professors' daughter knew it when she heard it—when she heard Conway's casino-y accent. Everyone else knew what they were seeing when they read what the star daughter wrote.
"Thus, then, did they celebrate the funeral of Hector, tamer of horses." That's the way Homer decided to end his most famous book.
"Thus spake Ball, daughter of professors." The point could hardly have been more clear had the editors at the Atlantic chosen to write this themselves.