Tuesday, March 02, 2004

"It just never came up"

It's sad to see a man outlive his reputation. Here's former "objective" newsman Walter Cronkite, speaking in San Francisco on the longevity of his marriage to Betsy:
"I do think one of the factors was we were of different sexes." He looked delighted as the laughter billowed around the room.
Now imagine Walt feeling a rush of terror - joking or not, he had just dared to suggest that the sexual composition of marriage might have some correlation with its success! How would he talk his way out of this one?
"That doesn't mean I wouldn't have been happy to be married to several friends I had of the same sex," he followed. "It just never came up in our particular relations."
Never came up, eh Walt? They have pills for that now, you know. And you can always just catch instead.

Are you "coming out", Walt? Or are you just whoring to the audience?

And is there the slightest chance that you've just insulted your wife? "Oh, her? Well, I would have been happy with this one, or this one, or this one...." Make him pay, Mrs. Cronkite, make him pay.

Go home Walt, while some of your dignity is still intact.

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