Sometimes, failing to clean properly is an asset. I was looking at a notebook (yes, for certain things I still prefer an old-fashioned notebook to a computer) from last year’s boating trip and out fell a New Yorker article from 2014 hailing the entrepreneurial work of scientific genius Elizabeth Holmes. I imagine that some who questioned her methods and claims were accused of being afraid of strong, intelligent women.
Now that her company, Theranos, has been exposed as worthless, turns out those sexist deplorables were simply smart and ahead of the times. Similarly, I keep reading that ‘conspiracy theorists’ have been claiming for a long time that Hillary Clinton’s health was an issue. Turns out they were just paying attention while reporters were navel-gazing. I’m beginning to think that being given an outrageous label is a badge of honor.