03/17/2005: Oh...For That Scarlet Moment
Had to write a note to Maureen Dowd after reading today's column: A Wink and a Fraud.
"At the Gridiron Dinner in Washington on Saturday, where Old Media gently mocked politicians with corny songs, I sat next to a presidential gag writer, Landon Parvin. He was saying jokes work best when Republicans make fun of Republicans and Democrats make fun of Democrats.
President Bush, looking spiffy in white tie and tails, swung by to talk to Mr. Parvin. He didn't look my way, but proceeded back up to the dais.
Suddenly, W. turned around, stopped and looked right at me. Then he flashed a wink, not a flirty wink but a mischievous Clark Gable "I've got your number and you think you've got mine but I win" wink.
Bush had a cold, but he was feeling pretty hot...."
So, I sent her this:
Dear Ms. Dowd:
Goodness, aren't you just a *teensey* bit sad these aren't those Gone With The Wind days...when it would have been *permissible,* nay *obligatory* that you'd get to SLAP even the 'ole Prez for that unseemly "wink" -- and get away with it too!!
How could ya ever resist (though it's hard to picture the "decorum" of this under the circumstances) spitting on him...since he was so close to you? Oh, well, I see propriety and "civil rules" do win out and I'm generally all in favor of them in 99.9% of most situations, but I bet it was a thought that crossed yer mind anyway. LOL
Karen on 03.17.05 @ 04:34 AM CST