Hi From LA
Andy Cohen on gays and politics.
Good morning from Los Angeles, where tonight I am co-hosting Paper Magazine's Superstars of Reality Television party and Award Show with the legendary Mr. Mickey. Paper is a cool magazine and they throw fantastic parties.
This one is going to be a cavalcade of reality faves, which sounds to me like the hottest mess since Bristol Palin. Congratulations to "Top Design" winner Nathan! I thought each of the three houses in last night's finale were beautiful. Preston is coming to tonight's Paper party, by the way, so come ogle him if you're in LA.
And a big shout out to Susan Lucci, who got canned from last night's "Dancing with the Stars". Awwwww. I want Lance to win and I want it to be over. And I want Cloris to come back.
I'm still digesting the emotion of Tuesday night. Man are the stories about Palin starting to come out. Wowsa. Am I actually starting to feel sorry for her? No. You need to know which countries are in North America in order to be Veep. And you need to know that Africa is a continent. Ya just do. I'm going to read NEWSWEEK, that's for sure.
All everybody in Cali is talking about is prop 8, and I was disappointed to read that California's black and latino voters who turned out for Obama also voted overwhelmingly (7 in 10 voters) to ban gay marriage. I'm equally interested that 27% of gays voted for McCain, which equals 1.3 million homos for McCain and the most ever for any Republican candidate.
We did a documentary at TRIO called "Gay Republicans" and I'm thinking it is time for a follow up. The Palm on Election Day was punditville - with Tom Brokaw, Jeff Greenfield, Jeffrey Toobin, Joe Klein, Dee Dee Myers, Campbell Brown, and every other Jewish intellectual who didn't happen to be blowing hot air on lunchtime TV. The buzz was about by how much Obama was going to win, not IF he would win. That was also the buzz about Gore and about Kerry, so that shows you how often they're right...
I was there with Harry Smith, who is always right, but I did not see the empress of punditry, Ms. Donna Brazile. Speaking of pundits, Anderson Cooper has gone public with his love of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Nene.
Though he mispronounced her name on "Ellen", Nene says she forgives him and wants to meet him and give him some brown sugar. And I have put that on my agenda for today because I can't think of anything I'd rather see happen than those two getting together.