Sunday, April 22, 2007
Katie Couric Wants to be a "Relatively Intelligent Person"
55-year-old Katie Couric, who has referred to Cuban-Americans as petite tyrants who "tolerate no dissent or freedom of political expression" and have transformed Miami into a "banana republic within America," proudly strutted-out her 33-year-old boyfriend to garner publicity for her failed efforts as anchor of the CBS Evening News. The boyfriend, the heir of a wealthy Connecticut family, follows the tennis circuit, and is, according to a friend quoted in People Magazine, best known for "a lot of shirtlessness. He seems to enjoy displaying his bod."
We were not surprised by the fact that Couric's boyfriend is young enough to be her son. We were surprised, rather, that there was a boyfriend, since despite her prissiness she always seemed rather mannish to us, and would, in our opinion, have made an ideal older companion for Rosie.
Couric said that she hopes viewers will be patient with her because she is "still getting her sea legs" after 7 months on the job (and nearly 30 years in broadcast television). She also demurred that she hopes to "establish the broadcast as smart and trustworthy, and [herself] as a relatively intelligent person."
Relative to what? Mark you, she wants to be perceived as "relatively intelligent" and is working to establish that reputation, but she seems to care nothing about actually becoming intelligent (even "relatively"). Yes, Couric described her ultimate goal as establishing a reputation for being "a relatively intelligent person." Well, if a legless man can climb Mount Everest, anything is possible.
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