It's good to have a queen. I like to see people defer to a woman, especially an older woman. My British friends may disagree. The expense is tremendous. Even so, after witnessing the spectacles of disrespect to Sonia Sottomajor; Hillary Clinton, during her bid for the presidential nomination, and to older women in general, many of them given a corsage and taken out for an obligatory airing on Mother's Day, I'm happy to see some bowing and curtseying to the Queen, who is now eighty-three years old.