Sunday, November 14


Watching James Carville and Mary Matalin on Meet The Press. So many people ask, "How can they be married, live together?" I met the couple several years ago at a party and came home with this explanation: each thinks the other is just adorable.

UPDATE: Matalin is running as fast as she can from Tim's questions about evangelical Christian influence upon the Republican agenda. She says their concerns will now be "discussed," but asserts that the country, and the evangelicals, really are more concerned about terrorism and the economy. Unlike the Democrats, she says, the pResident appreciates the governing "process" and won't expect activist judges to enable his agenda. (Note: is this the approved excuse to the EC's?)

Carville, God bless his Southern upbringing, is speaking about Jesus' values, and he points out that Christ never uttered a word about gays but sure spent a lot of his words on caring for the poor.

Mary's steaming at James asserting that Bush wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. What a couple. They're in love, but they sure are individuals. I should add my speculation that the reason their marriage works is because James is a Democrat -- when I met them, she did 3/4 of the talking, with James standing by and beaming in pride. His ego, where she's concerned, is nil. He's a uniter, not a divider. She says, you're wrong, I'm right; he says, let's find a middle ground that doesn't violate principle.


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