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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Pink China

Through my think-tank, the Project for the Nancy-American Century, I have long touted the transformative role Christian cosmetology will have, when partnered with America's military strength, in spreading Democracy across the globe. So I am pleased to announce that the Nancy-Con doctrine of Freedom through the application of cosmetics is in riotously full bloom. Whoever said that only Nixon could have gone to China obviously never heard of Mary Kay Ash:
Hope of joining China’s growing middle class drove Xiang Jun Mei, a poor rice farmer’s daughter, to sell Mary Kay products door-to-door and to everyone she met. ...

Both women see in themselves something of the late Mary Kay Ash, the bouffant, pink-Cadillac-driving Texan who founded Mary Kay cosmetics in 1963. Increasingly, the company sees its future in these Chinese entrepreneurs.

China is the company’s fastest-growing and second-largest market. It is expected to surpass the United States in sales in the next 10 years. Growing ranks of Chinese women are donning the Mary Kay uniform of tailored suits, reading Ash’s books (translated into Mandarin), holding skin-care classes and professing the blonde matriarch’s go-getter philosophy.
Glamour on this scale is certainly not without its perils. China has an estimated population of 1.3 billion people, and the potential unleashing of all that Beauty could, theoretically, trigger a supernova that would consume much of China, and hopefully North Korea while it's at it. But as Our Secretary of Defense would say, "Glamour is sometimes untidy," and that's a risk I'm sure we're all willing to take. Praise Him!


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