We still have The Swimmer to kick around.
The ruckus over Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment has summoned forth the efforts of the Senior Directorate of the Femintern to stamp their feet and say “it is too a big deal!” It’s become a wonderful excuse for a reunion of the “I Believe Anita Hill” potluck Tupperware parties. Just today Hill makes an appearance on the front of the Washington Post’s Style section, with a lead essay from Melinda Henneberger entitled “There’s No Denying Sexual Harassment.” (I can’t find a link for some reason, but you’re not missing anything.)
No indeed, there is no denying it, but it is rather amusing to turn to page C2 of Style to see the item in the “Reliable Source” column about recently retired Senator Chris Dodd, and everyone’s favorite champion of the status of women, Ted Kennedy. Seems the actress Carrie (“Princess Leia”) Fisher had a blind date with Dodd back in the 1980s:
The liquor flowed but Fisher, fresh from her first stint in rehab, was sober and subdued. Suddenly, Kennedy turned to her and asked, “So, do you think you’ll be having sex with Chris at the end of your date?”