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Don’t Make Me Send You to the Cynicism Shed

Re: Michelle Obama pledging that her husband’s administration will institute compulsory shedding of cynicism, a correspondent writes that it reminds him of one of his all-time favorite cartoons:

The pointy-haired boss is passing out buttons that say, “I’m Empowered.”

One employee recoils in horror. “I don’t want to wear an ‘I’m Empowered’ button.”

Answers the pointy-haired boss firmly, “You have to.”

There’s a lot of that about.

[UPDATE: Here’s the cartoon.]

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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