What with the wild public enthusiasm that has greeted the Obama administration’s plan to put a woman’s picture on the $10 bill in 2020, and further demands for a woman to bounce Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill–all in the service of “our inclusive democracy” ( http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/us/portrait-of-a-woman-to-share-space-on-the-dollar-10-bill-with-hamiltons.html ), whatever the dickens that is–the Treasury Dept. has embarked on a campaign “to pep up our currency.”
“We are going to get rid of all those dead old white dudes and replace them with people that are happening now,” said an assistant secretary of the treasury, Debi Pothead. “Like, we are so not about white men’s history!”
Among the “people that are happening now” whose portraits will appear on U.S. currency after 2020 are, according to our secret sources, Yoko Ono, Cher, Kim Kardashian, Rosie O’Donnell, and Bruce Gender, er Jenner, or whatever he calls himself these days.