First, the opening of a new New York Times profile:
The first problem with Marianne Williamson is what do you call her. The other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination lead with their impressive elected titles: “Governor,” “Senator,” “Mayor.” She’s a lot of fancy things herself: a faith leader, a spiritual guide on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” a New Age guru.
But she knows that when people use terms like that outside the nearly $10 billion self-help industry, where a person like her is sought, they mean it to dismiss her. So while everyone else has dignified titles of experience to stick onto their lapels and on chyrons for the debates, she settled on, simply, “author.” Author is accurate, if not the whole story.
Which brings us to this morning.
The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas…may all be in our prayers now. Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind. Two minutes of prayer, visualization, meditation for those in the way of the storm
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 4, 2019
I’m using my power of the mind for you to shut the fuck up…
Wish me luck!
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 4, 2019
Soooo, we didn’t pray hard enough for the Bahamas????
— Julie (@jargfar) September 4, 2019
You are so painfully insipid.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) September 4, 2019
my facepalm just headdesked
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 4, 2019
Marianne Williamson has deleted this tweet pic.twitter.com/YdLRD7UfoZ
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 4, 2019