I agree with Cori that Kerry is an interview worth doing, but today of all days? What gives?
Posted JAN 30 2005, 11:11 AM CDT (link here)
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I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me. -Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
So was the feminist movement some sort of cruel hoax? The more women achieve, the less desirable they are? Women want to be in a relationship with guys they can seriously talk to - unfortunately, a lot of those guys want to be in relationships with women they don't have to talk to.First, why should I be interested in everything my husband is? He talks a lot about quantum physics and I listen intently because to understand him, I have to concentrate. We do share a lot of interests, and we talk about them together, but we also have individual pursuits. Anyway, Althouse had this response: "Instead of just reflexively denying the problem, why not think deeply about equality?" And I'm thinking, yeah! But...wait. What problem? I still don't understand what she means! "We will not serve." Not even Sunday breakfast? You won't pick up your husband's drycleaning while you're picking up your own? What do you mean Ann Althouse? I must know!
BRANCH: Let me ask you something, Serena. When I said what I did about Roe v. Wade being wrong, what did you think?
SOUTHERLYN: That you let your religious beliefs cloud your legal judgment.
BRANCH: The reason I disagree with Roe has nothing to do with going to church on Sunday. That’s a bad decision because it’s based on a legal fiction, better known as the “right to privacy.” Now you go ahead and show me [in the Constitution] where the framers mention the word “privacy.” You can’t, because it’s not in there … [it’s] judicial hocus-pocus. [The justices are] acting like politicians instead of justices. The Constitution is what it says it is, and nothing more.Serena was shocked by her dismissal and her last line on the show was, "Is it because I'm a lesbian?" to which, Branch replies something like, "Oh Heaven's, no. Not at all." She softly says, "Good, good." Funny way to end a story line, especially since we never knew she was a lesbian until that moment.. NRO's Jonah Goldberg and Gay Patriot were both thrown by it, as was I, though not bothered like they were. Jonah's emailer writes it could be " a subtle mocking of the identiy politics on the left." I like that idea.
10. Stories must be corroborated by at least two really strong hunches.
9. "Evening News" pre-show staff cocktail hour is cancelled until further notice.
8. Reduce "60 Minutes" to more manageable 15-20 minutes.
7. Change division name from "CBS News" to "CBS News-ish"
6. If anchor says anything inaccurate, earpiece delivers an electric shock.
5. Conclude each story with comical "Boing" sound effect.
4. Instead of boring Middle East reports, more powerball drawings.
3. To play it safe, every "exclusive" story will be about how tasty pecan pie is.
2. Not sure how, but make CBS News more like "C.S.I."
1. Use beer, cash and hookers to lure Tom Brokaw out of retirement.Heartbreaks are not just for love affairs, but for politics too. A whole generation of people got their heart broken on Watergate and never got over it. Rathergate perhaps symbolizes the source of my tenderness, though not wholey so. However, I can take a lesson from those still nursing thirty-five year-old wounds and try to get over it. Lists like this one help.