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December 15, 2009


I'd much rather watch a cute kitten than Joe Lieberman. Or even Tiger Woods.

That's one hard-hitting interview! Thanks for posting it. I have a lot to think about. I wonder Mitch what your favorite parts are. Also she must be wearing industrial-grade mascara because her tears can't make it run.

in reply to stacey, i noticed that the interviwer is wearing boots while cori's legs are bare. cori also never moves her legs. i'm not sure exactly how to interpret this. cori seemed like she might have been botoxed and lip-plumped, but again i'm not sure. to me it seems unlikely that a 31-year old woman would have that kind of treatment, but i've been told i'm wrong about that. cori also seemed to me very well-spoken and "classy," but she's been portrayed as a total bimbo in the media. i definitely thought she was more attractive and "softer" than the interviewer. it has been said that she worked as an escort -- or whore, as the best ones prefer to be called -- and i believe this is probably true. the fact that she denies it maybe calls other things about her into question. it has been established that she received a 100k wire transfer payment from someone other than tiger. she seems pretty intelligent and maybe she will decide to continue he education after all this blows over. maybe she will even write some poems! much more likely, however, that she'll pose for playboy.

I have to say, I really enjoyed this, Mitch. I haven't been following the "scandal" to much extent because I've been so worried about some of the things that Paul Krugman has been saying. But some advice: don't answer Stacey's question about what your favorite "parts" are. It's clearly a set-up; there's no good answer here, believe me. Though "legs" is probably okay. Oh, wait: "eyes"!

And then someone points out that more people are killed in car accidents every year than in plane crashes or terrorism. The analogy of detective movie conventions and NPR is an inspired one, and you're right about Joe Lieberman. He has attained what we can call push-button status. Say his name and you push the button. As Flaubert did with the "dictionary of received ideas," we could have a good time rendering the right thing to say upon mention of Bill Clinton, Lindsay Lohan, JLo, and don't forget Ben Bernanke.

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