Switching to CNN during post-Obama speech coverage yielded this wondrous nugget: the strangely innocent foot-in-mouth exchange between anchor Anderson Cooper and political analyst Donna Brazile.
Discussing a prior phone conversation Brazile had had with Obama, Cooper playfully tried to pry some juicy details out of her. Brazile’s response: “Anderson, you’re not my boo.”
While it did, for an instant, bring me right back to 1988 and Lloyd Bentsen telling Dan Quayle, “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy,” Cooper’s schoolyard crush response—“I wanna be your boo”—made the whole thing pretty hilarious.
Brazile was clearly a little taken aback. She checks her watch, asks if they’re still on television and then says she’s going to have to be more careful with what she says from now on.
Why look at the watch? Maybe Brazile was checking to see when she had to meet her boo.
By Robert Edelstein