The Washington Times - October 22, 2007, 11:41AM
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Coif alert, coif alert: We were watching Sunday night’s Orlando face-off and we were alerted to the fact that Mittens got a haircut. We are happy to note that he looks much less like an undertaker or car dealership owner. Major snaps. We would like to see him be a little bit meaner. A good hairdo always helps us in this way.\ \ \
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“I would much rather lose a campaign than lose a war,” says John McCain. Bravo, senator. We like it that he’s in it to win it — for our military. We also like it that he made fun of Mrs. Clinton’s Woodstock Museum. It is clear they all think that Mrs. Bill Clinton is the candidate to beat. Hardly anything at all about Obama.\ \ \
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We think it’s cool that Giuliani has spent some quality time in Miami’s Little Havana. We used to live near there and it’s a fascinating place filled with proud and colorful folk. He is right about Cuban Americans and their patriotism. It’s laudible. We hope enough Cuba natives live here live long enough to see us take over their country and free it from Communist tyranny. They deserve nothing less. Plus, there are really great beaches there.\ \ \
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Our Tampa gal pal Cindy says Charlie Christ will probably be president one day and ya know, if he can keep the rumors at bay and continue leading like he has been, he’s on track for such a position. Even though he came after Jeb Bush, he is charting his own course in a state that is incredibly unique. We will continue to watch his progress.\ \ \
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We are a big Mary Matalin fan — could her bob be any more parfait? — but we don’t really understanding her unwavering support for Fred Thompson. Not that he’s a bad guy, it’s just we want her to support a winner because having her in your corner come election time is a good thing. Fred did so much better last night, tho …\ \ \
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We are no Yankees fan, but we gotta say that it makes us sick the way Joe Torre was treated. We think Steinbrenner gave him no respect and that hacks us off. We sort of felt like he was the heart and soul of the team, even though the whole line-up is star-studded. Torre’s leaving creates such a hole in the whole Yankee mystique. It takes a special person to manage in that town. It really does.\ \ \
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Do you think that commentator Bill O’Reilly has become too arrogant to watch. We wonder.\ \ \
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“Arrogant without portfolio,” a phrase from our longtime friend and confident Bill. In this long political cycle, we think it could apply to several folks who are candidates and a whole lot of other folks inside the Beltway, no?\ \ \
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We are pleased as punch to announce that they now make “princess pasta” and you can buy it right in your local grocery. We have ordered several cases of this perfect chow.\ \ \
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Kid Rock was arrested this weekend after he and members of his entourage got into a fight at a Waffle House outside Atlanta after a show. We just love it that he’s dining at one of our fave places ever. Most musicians on the road will tell you it’s a welcome sight.\ \ \
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And finally, to put those rumors to rest: Yes, Nic Sarkozy has called us, but no, we don’t dig short dudes, even ones who run nations. AS IF. (We would welcome, however, a nice gift of some free Louis Vuitton, particularly some new luggage, but a purse would also be fine.)\ \ \ — Andrea Billups, The Washington Times