AC360 Associate Producer
Well, it’s about time. Now that the presidential election is over America can return its focus to that which is truly important. For example, perhaps you’ve been so caught up in politics that you didn’t know Jennifer Aniston is on the cover of next month’s Vogue. And inside the magazine she discusses her new Christmas movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life…Until Angelina Jolie Steals Your Husband.”
Then there’s Lindsay “Hey Anderson Cooper, if you think my mother is a trainwreck just wait until you hear my political analysis” Lohan, who offered her take on the election to that venerable chronicler of American history known as Access Hollywood. “It’s an amazing thing,” she said, “it’s our first colored president.” Thanks, Archie Bunker. You can stop talking now.
Anyway, it’s been more than a week since Barack Obama won the presidency and Republicans seem to have accepted their loss. Heck, even John McCain has moved on.
McCain was on Jay Leno last night to talk about Veterans Day. He also gave a spirited defense of Sarah Palin. I think the exact exchange went something like Leno: “did Sarah Palin hurt your campaign?” McCain: “Um, her husband is a great snowmobiler.”
Meanwhile, remember John “I’d like to point out that my wife’s cancer was in remission when I cheated on her” Edwards? Well, he’s back. Edwards and his mullet re-surfaced last night to give a speech in Indiana. And just to prove he’s not hiding from anything Edwards agreed to take questions. From college students. Submitted in writing. In advance.
Then there’s this whole Motown auto industry bailout thing. President-elect Obama said there is nothing to worry about. Which made me feel encouraged. Until I saw him get into his new Hyundai limousine.
Even those of us who take mass transit instead of driving are being hit by the economic crisis. New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is reportedly set to raise subway fares to three dollars a pop next year. I just hope that the guy who sat across from me today making pirate sounds won’t be priced out.
Finally, did you hear that American Express wants a bailout now, too? Apparently, because of the economic crisis, people aren’t spending as much on retail items.
And by people they mean Joe Biden. And by retail items they mean hair plugs.
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