Co-habitating family members aside, one of my two top people in the world – my sister – had a birthday five days ago and, in line with sibling tradition, I almost forgot it. There was just enough of the daily allotment of energy left to whip out a quick email. The next day, she graciously thanked me and then noted that she shared a birthday with our current Oval Office Occupant, adding that this fact worried her a bit. I immediately wrote back to reassure her on the total irrelevance of this unfortunate coincidence:
“The only similarities I see between you and the pwesident are that you are both old white male senile racist misogynists with persecution complexes totally unqualified for the offices you are briefly pretending to occupy.”
Knowing my sister, I assume she is nevertheless worried. So I will expand on the differences between them in my blog:
She is not under investigation.
She has never said the word “P***y” in her life.
She studied Law and understands the Constitution.
She is generous to a fault. (Her first instinct is to worry more about other people than herself.)
She doesn’t mind paying taxes.
She travels in order to learn about the world. And herself.
She prefers understatement to exaggeration.
She has a sense of humor.
She has me.