Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Camille Paglia is on a tear today
A smart and funny lady (met her)
Hillary's stonewalling evasions and mercurial, soulless self-positionings have been going on since her first run for the U.S. Senate from New York, a state she had never lived in and knew virtually nothing about.

A few weeks ago while listening to the radio at night (my custom since childhood), I picked up Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi being interviewed by Tavis Smiley on his public television show. What a contrast to Hillary's brittle, calculated self-consciousness and incoherent shifts of persona. Speaking of her family and marriage, Pelosi was simple, centered and warm. There was no pretension or overkill, simply a relaxed, resonant realism. Pelosi, with her low purr, has mastered both TV and radio -- which cannot be said for Hillary, who smiles and smiles but whose tight-wound, self-righteous attack voice always erupts and betrays her.

On the pop front, Ellen DeGeneres' cringe-making on-air meltdown over a dog, leading to her overwrought cancellation of several days of her show, should get a Raspberry Award for worst performance by a lesbian icon.
From Charley.

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