The Washington landscape is populated by myriad young women who aspire to be Barrish.
And can be the leaders that we all aspire to be, even though our conditioning over the years may have prevented us from being it.
"I aspire to be as legendary on 60 Minutes as Mike Wallace," she once boasted.
"to strive for," c.1400, from Old French aspirer "aspire to; inspire; breathe, breathe on" (12c.), from Latin aspirare "to breathe upon, to breathe," also, in transferred senses, "to be favorable to, assist; to climb up to, to endeavor to obtain, to reach to, to seek to reach; infuse," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). The notion is of "panting with desire," or perhaps of rising smoke. Related: Aspired; aspiring.