18 August 2006
An army of Davids indeed
Diane Rehm's guests for the Friday news roundup, as always, came from various points on the political spectrum. But somebody went to a lot of trouble with this week's panel, all of whom were named David:
- David Cook, Washington bureau chief, The Christian Science Monitor
- David Gregory, chief White House correspondent, NBC
- David Ignatius, associate editor/columnist, The Washington Post
Perhaps to compensate, the second hour of the show was scheduled to include Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Arianna Huffington and Paul Mirengoff.
Posted at 9:59 AM to Overmodulation
You LISTEN to Diane? My 93 yr old Grandma has a better, clearer, faster speaking voice than her. Diane has a voice that could put an insomniac asleep. If she were to type the Gettysburg address it would read
I've always thought that being one of a thousand other Davids or Johns or Harrys would really suck. Lately, I've met a lot of Andrews. I'm glad my name isn't all that common (at least people remember it fairly quickly)--most people who've heard of it say, "Oh, I once knew someone with that name. About twenty years ago."
I've always thought that being one of a thousand other Davids or Johns or Harrys would really suck.
You can imagine how I felt, having once upon a time been one of a relatively small number of Kevins -- only to discover that seemingly every Kevin who has ever lived has a blog.
My last name is far more rare in blogdom, so...
Then there's the (probably apocryphal) reaction of Samuel Goldwyn to the name given to a studio underling's baby: "You're calling him Sam? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam."
(And Diane is hot, in that perfectly-groomed ice-queen sort of way.)
I guess my invitation got lost in the mail.