Emily’s List honors Hillary Clinton with lifetime supply of Chardonnay
NEW YORK -- President Hillary Rodham Clinton was overcome with emotion on Tuesday as she accepted Emily's List's "Rodham Award," widely considered the Nobel Prize of Feminism, from President Stephanie Schriock, Gloria Steinem and Maya Angelou.
The Rodham Award is a new prize that Emily's List plans to give out only once every 25 years to "the one woman who - through her ambition, achievements, unflinching feminist example, and relentless will to power - has most humiliated male and female misogynists in a quarter-century of American politics," according to Shriock.
The prize comes with a lifetime supply of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvingnon Blanc. Emily's List's founder, Ellen Malcolm, stepped forward to present Clinton with the first ceremonial bottle of white wine - an ice cold $16 2-litre bottle of 2016 Woodbridge Sauvingnon Blanc.
Clinton laughed on reading the bottle's label, saying, "this vintage is probably familiar to working women everywhere. Huma and I drunk pools of it!"
Joyous cries of "Down with men!" overtook the packed ballroom.
At that point, Clinton tearfully lifted her overflowing glass to a crowd of thousands of cheering women, who immediately returned the gesture of respect by raising their glasses high above their heads, performing a collective act of feminist and dionysian solidarity with perhaps too much enthusiasm, based on the rogue droplets of Yellowtail, un-oaked Chablis and box wine fell from on high to the floor, splashing and random, like a light rain.
“Never give up on your dream – and when things get tough, just head into the woods with a chilled bottle of your favorite vintage. It’ll make everything better!” Clinton said, to which 3,000 women responded with four minutes of rapturous, often deafening applause.
Since President Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated failed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in November's election by 3 million votes, more than 15,000 women have contacted Emily's List about running for office, according to Executive Director Emily Cain.
Clinton isn't just good at boosting the number of women in government. The Chardonnay industry is anticipating a boost thanks to Clinton-related sales, with many winemakers urging Clinton to start her own vineyard in upstate New York once she leaves office in 2014. Her brand, “Shattered Glass Ceiling,” is expected to vastly outpace failed presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “Golden Showers” Chardonnay.
Purpose: To elect pro-choice Democratic women to political office