AC360 Associate Producer
There’s nothing like a late evening stroll with your dog to relax and unwind. Except if your dog is my dog. Last night I was walking my Black Lab, Sammy, who – believe it or not – barks less often than Sarah “The Rogue” Palin travels overseas. So, when does Sammy decide to test her pipes? How about as we’re walking past one of Manhattan’s swankiest restaurants, scaring a lovely couple that was exiting. I’m so sorry, I told Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw. “That’s OK,” said the iconic director, “I’m used to being barked at.” I don’t know if he was referring to his own dogs, or maybe his family or perhaps the actors with whom he works. All I know is that I got the hell out of there.
I’ve come to realize that there are two kinds of people in this world: Those who need a haircut so badly that they are mistaken for Jon Bon Jovi circa 1986 and those who don’t. Today a group of Russian tourists stopped me on the street and asked me to sing “You Give Love a Bad Name.”
Bon Jovi, like Steven Spielberg, is a big supporter of Barack Obama, who – if the polls are accurate – will likely be President-elect of the United States one week from tomorrow night.
Of course, polls – much like the guy who advised me not to invest in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” - can be wrong. In which case, John McCain would be the President-elect.
There’s a slim chance there could be an Electoral College tie. You’ll know if that happens because you’ll hear the sound of my head exploding.
And yes, I agree, Obama would certainly have a higher wattage Hollywood contingent at his inaugural festivities. But I don’t think he can top the McCain campaign’s promise to have Chuck Norris tow the presidential limousine down Pennsylvania Avenue with a rope in his teeth.
I’m not sure what Obama will do if he loses, but I have a feeling Joe Biden could make a fortune being the spokesman for those Crest teeth whitening strips.
And if McCain loses, well…Hillary and Bill will quietly sob.
One quick economic note - there’s word gas prices are down to a mere $2.79 per gallon. Great, I’ll take two gallons.
Some of you have asked that I get a permanent link to my posts under the “contributors” list. I’m flattered – baffled, but flattered – and the web team is working on it. In the meantime, you can click here to see all of them. And for those of you who have been asking about my appearance on the AC360 web cast with Erica Hill – that looks like it’ll be Wednesday night. Then Thursday I’ll be appearing at the opening of a new car wash in Hoboken, New Jersey. And by Friday I will officially be a has-been.
But for now, I’ve got to distract Sammy so she doesn’t see Martin Scorsese walking down the street.
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