The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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

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Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 1:22 PM on 18 August 2006

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."

Posted by: sya at 2:27 PM on 18 August 2006

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...

Posted by: McGehee at 8:34 PM on 18 August 2006

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.)

Posted by: CGHill at 10:55 PM on 18 August 2006

I guess my invitation got lost in the mail.

Posted by: david at 4:11 AM on 19 August 2006