Bush was not a nice guy, and Begala said: "If the president is a Texas cattle rancher, I'm a Hasidic diamond merchant." "I've seen you on 47th Street," Franken retorted.
(It's pronounced Louie, like the Danny De Vito character on Taxi.) Last night the Creative Coalition tried to cram a couple million young people into Louie Boston and a couple of tents in its backyard so everyone could hear the Red Hot Chili Peppers up close.
Patrons supposedly paid $1,000 apiece, but as one friend quipped, if everyone actually forked over that money, the Coalition raised more in one night than John Kerry did recently at Radio City.
It was billed as a "humor" panel, so there were lots of quips about the president, the vice president and others in the Republican party.
(Believe me, the same will happen when the Reps get to New York.) Baldwin called Dick Cheney a sociopath, Franken said George W.
John Kerry's handsome stepson, Chris Heinz, was axed yesterday. Heinz, who gave a beautiful speech two nights ago introducing his mother to the Democratic convention, got into a bit of a nasty situation yesterday.
He had just finished speaking at an event with his mother and brother at the Sheraton in Boston. "My brother and I and some agents" — he means Secret Service, not talent — "got into an elevator to go downstairs.The bar featured Chopin vodka, which, at that point, I can't tell you how happy I was to see. That was a lesson learned yesterday by actor Esai Morales who appeared in a panel discussion at the Shubert Theatre yesterday moderated by Paul Begala (and disorganized by young, rude DNC robots). ), Alec Baldwin, Dee Dee Myers, Rob Reiner and Al Franken.Terry Mc Auliffe and Larry and Laurie David were in the audience.(Later, at a much more elegant and pleasant reception for a movie called "American Wake," Baldwin did a 180 and was so eloquent he didn't seem like the same person.) So you see, things were already not going well when Morales suggested that George W.Bush must have known about 9-11 in advance and used it to his advantage. The fire marshall was invoked, a man who must be very busy since he seemed to be all over Boston last night issuing proclamations.