LA Times flatters me today:,0,2808914.story
“Barr, with her hair an admirable silver, serves as a true éminence grise, defending her choices and summing up her worldview in a single line — “I hate hope” — which is just as validly political as it is hilarious.”
I had to look up ‘éminence grise’: A grey eminence may alternatively mean an elderly (grey-haired) individual who is eminent for accomplishments in the past, but today acts as an advisor rather than a principal actor, and may be politically influential as a consequence of his honored status. For example a distingushed retired physics professor; a politician who retired with a good reputation; etc.
Thank you LA TIMES!