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  • Writer's pictureLauren Windsor

When Wilbur Met Marie

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and "Marie Antoinette" aka Lauren Windsor, Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Mes amis,

I had the most delightful time at the Oversight Committee hearing last Thursday with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross!

As I wrote you before, I just had to meet a man who clearly draws so much inspiration from me -- during the government shutdown, he said that he didn't understand why government employees would go to homeless shelters for food, when they could simply take out loans. The man is a GENIUS. And that was apparent throughout his testimony...

Monsieur Ross frequently refused to answer questions -- and why should he answer them? These people aren't billionaires. Who do they think they are??? When that impudent congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tried to suggest criminality on his part, Ross was having no part of it. He said he did not need to answer her, and I agree. (You can see that exchange in my C-SPAN debut below.)

Unfortunately we did not have a chance to speak, but when Wilbur returned from a break he looked directly in my eyes and smiled with the bewilderment of a confused child. If that child looked like Gollum.

I did have some lovely exchanges with several members of Congress, too: Rep. Liz Cheney told me as I was adjusting my panier hoops in the bathroom that while she does not agree with me ideologically, she does support my activism; Rep. Ayanna Pressley curtsied to me -- the only Congressperson to properly follow royal protocol; and Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan kept grinning at me like schoolboys. Eventually Monsieur Meadows did cross the room to inform me that in France, we do ask the "Citizenship question." Whatever that means.

Anyhow, I was a huge hit with the photographers, and got a lovely write up from a publication called The Hill. And of course I had my aforementioned debut on C-SPAN, so please do watch and share. I would love to make more appearances at hearings and other events for Monsieur Ross and other people in Trump World who are fond of making #LetThemEatCake remarks, but I do need your support, s'il vous plait.

Merci beaucoup,

Marie A.


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