Saturday, October 01, 2005

Dual Piano

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

For the record, I have no idea what Rice's sexuality is and in her case find it almost entirely irrelevant (if she is a lesbian, and I have no reason to believe she is, there is an issue regarding contradictions with how the media treats the private lives of public figures, but that's really a separate issue and not about her per se).

But, I also have no idea why a Fox reporter, given a chance to interview the Secretary of State, would, on camera, have this exchange:

MR. ROSEN: I think it's outrageous, frankly. All right. I close with a gift for you. You met this person once, I believe, but you really, I think, ought to know each other because this woman is, I think you'll have an interest in knowing her. She is one of our FOX News anchors in New York. Her name is Lauren Green. She is brilliant, she's beautiful, she's African American, she's single and she's a concert pianist in her spare time.

SECRETARY RICE: My goodness.

MR. ROSEN: And she asked me to give you her CD and I promised her that I would.

SECRETARY RICE: That's perfect.

MR. ROSEN: And here's her doing a number of different classical pieces.

SECRETARY RICE: Well, that's special.

MR. ROSEN: So there you have it.

SECRETARY RICE: Thank her very much and I look forward to seeing her sometime.

MR. ROSEN: All right. She's going to want to hear from you.

SECRETARY RICE: And maybe even playing dual piano sometime.

MR. ROSEN: That would be great. Thank you, as always.

SECRETARY RICE: Thank you. [snip]