I can't wait to work for Rick Kaplan. He's a great producer. I would host an infomercial if he would produce it.
I care about John Kerry.
It's his hand, and if he wants a pharmacy that doesn't sell condoms or the pill, its not your business. It's not my business.
To follow the news on television the past couple of days, looters have pretty much taken over the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The fear, of course, ... is that looting contributes to the sense that things are out of control, and that lawlessness begins to snowball, and that stealing becomes murder.
As a print journalist, you can be frustrated by people who don't call you back, parts of the story you can't get. TV gets you access to everyone because people call you back. It also allows you to satisfy your curiosity. I am a very curious person.
I think Michael Moore is loathsome, though, not because he dislikes Bush, but because he seems to dislike America.
Center of the Storm Practicing Principled Leadership in a Time of Crisis.
Living in Washington, you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to.
It's hard to be ambitious if you're content, isn't it?
Studies have shown people listen to TV than watch it.
The traditional anti-fun feminist point of view is that of course men are bad, and they make women do bad things.
The Bush campaign is claiming that they've been working hard and they've had everything in place and they're ready to go and they're going to be able to pull it off. But it's really complicated. Thousands of people are going to get new jobs. The whole city and the whole executive branch are changing.
Al Sharpton is much smarter and funnier than he can seem in a television context. He is a smart politician and political strategist. He can give you a extremely cogent wrap of the primary, for example... He is also a real preacher who actually believes in God, unlike many of the preachers in my denomination, the Episcopalians.
Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington. He is smart, funny, and interesting.
There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational.
I will, in fact, eat my shoes, because I'm a man of my word.
There's no way to spin it Allowing women to get shot to death, or blown up, or mutilated and disfigured in war-particularly in a voluntary war-is horrible. It's unnecessary. It's barbaric.
You don't watch Crossfire to find out what happened but to makes sense of what happened. You hope that you take the biggest story of the day and help people understand what it means.
To be a feminist, you could cut your hair really short. You have to be really angry about something.
I never made it to Liberia. I was in West Africa with Al Sharpton and members of the Nation of Islam. The rebels had captured the airport in Moravia, and our pilot refused to fly us in. So we met with some of the rebel groups in West Africa.
George Bush doesn't actually have to be a penis head for some portion of voters to believe absolutely without hesitation that he is a penis head. That's the beauty of controlling all major sources of news dissemination in America. It ensures that liberals will never have to learn how to argue beyond the level of a 6-year-old.
I think people in your business fear they would forget what they want to say.
I was up late last night yapping about the elections on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing in my daughter's kindergarten class.
The two things I was positive about in life were that I was going to be a teacher at a boarding school or an operative with the CIA posted abroad. I could write a book about all the things I was sure about.
To politicize a man's tragic death is about as low as you can go, isn't it?
There is no five-second delay on Crossfire-if you say it, people will hear it. Things can get heated the potential is there to overstate your position. It is vital to not misrepresent what you actually believe.
Canada needs the United States for trade and a lot of reasons. Without the U.S., Canada is Honduras, but colder and much less interesting. I think that makes -- the dependency makes Canadians understandably resentful.
No one settles in for a long career in TV It is just the nature of business-no one is indispensable. There is no one who can't be replaced.
When a girl has sex and gets paid for it, most people call it prostitution and think of it as ugly. It's really an act of caring and consideration. It shows that the man cares about getting her bills paid and cares that she has nice things like cars and clothes, things to make the life easier.
I enjoy what I am doing and hope to continue. As long as it is fun and interesting, I will keep doing it.
I must say, though, that most of the hate I run across these days seems to be coming from the left.
The political world is still reeling tonight from yesterday's nauseating display in Minnesota, where a memorial service for the late Senator Paul Wellstone was hijacked by partisan zealots and turned into a political rally. Republican friends of Senator Wellstone were booed and shouted down as they tried to speak.
Clinton will always have a special place of honor in the conservative pantheon of enemies. He has really been a thorn in the side of Republicans for eight years. I think conservatives dislike Bill Clinton in a way that they never disliked Al Gore or with a passion they never felt for Gore.
I have never been one to look beyond today.
American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.
Who laughs less than feminists?
I am not insecure about being a journalist.
Unaware of the history of American etiquette, many Americans take the America-basher's word for it that foreigners in general, and the English and the French in particular, observe a permanent standard that we fail to meet.
I try to tell the truth.
At a time when the Boy Scouts are being hounded in the worst way by state and local governments around the country over the gay issue... that could have been a campaign issue.
This assumption is mostly true-most people accused of a crime are criminals-but not always. I was accused of crime by someone I never met, in a city I had never been to... It was on its way to the prosecutor. Only thanks to divine providence and an amazing lawyer was I able to deal with it.
Al Gore was campaigning on the day of his sister's death, as records of both his interview and his speech that day make clear. But that's hardly the point Weeks by her side in the hospital would not make up for the cheap way he treated her memory at the Democratic convention last year.
Canadians are so easily wounded.
I am really only interested in new information, not freelance opinion. I don't really care what you think off the top of your head.
I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.
Avoid boring, conventional people like death is what we are going to do. I'd rather have someone with a facial twitch with something interesting to say than the prettiest former federal prosecutor in all of Los Angeles.
I traveled through South Carolina with Mark Sanford in 2000 when I covered the McCain campaign. He struck me then, as he strikes me now, as one of the most impressive people I've met in politics. I have no idea if he could win the nomination, but I think he'd be a terrific president.
American society changed this week, and almost no one noticed. Republicans in Congress decided to drop a bill that would have kept women off the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Unless you know a lot more about something than I do, I am not really that interested. I have too much information already.
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