Nanny State of the Union: Fran Drescher speaks at convention
The Democratic Party tells us that the Democratic Party is all about inclusion. Clearly worried about offending the nasal-voiced, a key swing constituency, the party's women's caucus invited Fran Drescher - yes, The Nanny - to speak at an event that also included Michelle Obama.
Drescher was introduced by both her actual name and by "The Nanny." Dozens of people in the almost-all-female ballroom crowd gasped in surprised delight. She got a partial standing ovation. And then she gave a serious, fiery, not-especially-nasal speech about Obama, health care, women's empowerment, and cancer prevention: she's a survivor who wrote a book called - obviously - Cancer Schmancer, which is also the name of an organization she started.
Yes, The Nanny is an activist. Who, apparently, paraphrases Ralph Waldo Emerson.
"Let's not take the path and see where it leads, let's go where there is NO path and LEAVE A TRAIL," she exhorted the crowd. "The 21st century can and must be the century of the woman. If we are caregivers, consumers and businesswomen, then where men have failed, we must excel."