The ABC’s Tony Jones concludes his interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd:
It’s been fascinating to talk to you. We’ll have to leave you, we’re out of time. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to do it some day.
Hopefully it won’t be broadcast.
UPDATE. Chris Sheil has a thing for older women, although he’s no spring cretan himself:
Tony Jones, curse you. Why couldn’t I have interviewed Maureen Dowd? I’ve got more quals, and I’m sure I’d have smiled even more often and even more idiotically. The red hair falling Elvis-like across the right eye, the sexy mouth, the smart tongue, the Irishness, the intelligence, the gonzo track record, the self imagination as Emma Peel: let me count the ways. Pity about that ingrained New York accent, although I’m sure we’d manage it.
Dowd was born and raised in DC, where she lived until her late 20s. As it happens, I was invited by SBS to be among a bunch of pundits speaking to Dowd for tonight’s Insight program (taping was yesterday). Couldn’t make it; too busy. If I’d known of Chris’s obsession, he might have taken my place …