Trivia question: How many working mothers were stuck on the Sepulveda Pass Thursday, the minutes passing like hours, waiting to get home to their kids? How many woman-hours were lost waiting for the 405 to clear? How about all the working women trapped on Metro buses? How many kids left at home to their own devices got into trouble while Gwyneth paced her Brentwood estate with a Marlboro Light and a glass of wine telling everyone to get their s*** together already because He Is Coming. He Is Almost Here, Bitches.
If you’re one of the swells who brought the city to a standstill for the 30th time in the Obama era perhaps it is easy to mistake the President for a Dictator-in-Waiting: “It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass”.
Unfortunately for Gwyneth, (and Julia, and Ben and…) the power to pass things comes from the consent of the little people, the ones stuck in their cars on their way home to the Valley. You can’t just write a check to banish their tacky, backward little majorities from the village square, as appealing as that might sound. But I can understand how she might get confused. Having working mothers at your beck and call can do that to you.