The Bombshell loves O. Like so many other American women who helped elect him in ‘08, I adore that great, always-ticking political brain. I love his health care reform, his calm, cool and collected kill order for OBL. His barely clothed socialist tendencies drive me wild, too.
The trouble is, I’m not sure he really loves us—me and my sisters—back. Oh sure, we look pretty good about three months before an election. And yes, he’s put two women on the Supreme Court who will presumably help keep women’s basic rights intact for decades to come. But it really hurts to have to admit that, to him, women are tactical advantages, mere numbers and percentages in a demographic column.
Ever elusive as they are, the Supreme Court’s public persona is minimal at best, let alone sightings of them outside of the courtroom doing Regular Person Things. It’s one of many reasons why today’s Page Six item about Sonia Sotomayor is particularly wonderful:
Knopf announced today that they have acquired the rights to Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir. Agent Peter Bernstein negotiated the deal, and George Andreou will be editing.
According to Knopf, the yet-untitled book will be “a coming-of-age memoir by an American daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants.”
“Sonia Sotomayor has lived a remarkable life and her achievements will Read More
Obama will host
Ray Kelly returns from jaunt in France. [NYP]
New York struggles to recover its public campaign funds. [NYT]
Long Island man with FDNY disabilities pension for diminished lung capacity does triathalons. [NYP]
Surfing show opens across three Manhattan galleries. Read More
Here is one of the many robocalls Michael Bloomberg’s campaign is sending out. This one, by Spanish television personality Denisse Oller, mentions Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor.
It’s targeted to Spanish voters, but was received by a reader originally from Manhattan with a distinctively Italian name.
“Not only did Read More
Is a Ph.D. required to land a cooking gig at the White House? Is it compulsory to have kissed—at age 7—Fidel Castro (even though his beard smelled of sour milk)? Maricel Presilla, guest chef for a “Fiesta Latina” reception hosted by the Obamas last week, has these recommendations and more. A small blond woman of Read More
Is Sonia Sotomayor already the Supreme Court’s most outspoken liberal?
She started asking questions in the first minute of her first day yesterday, and by the L.A. Times‘ count, she asked 36 in the first hour. Then she and Justice Ginsburg teamed up to ask most of the questions in the second hour. Read More
The first interview with Sonia Sotomayor since her confirmation is up on CSPAN, and–with the interviewer prodding her to describe how she received news of her nomination, “for history”–Sotomayor says, basically, that she sat around her office in New York all day, waiting for the White House to call and then they never Read More
“Sale Should Lift the Nets Restraint$”– there are five S’s in that headline and only one gets the dollar treatment. We can do better than that.
In any case, Fred Kerber is excited about the Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov buying a majority share in the Nets. He calls Mr. Prokhorov “a lifeline,” Read More
Leslie Crocker Snyder said she has never asked anyone to vote for her because she’s a woman, but she's painting the race for Manhattan district attorney as an extension of her career-long fight against the “old boys network” and “glass ceilings” she says have held her and other women back for years.