This morning, while doing cardio at the gym, I looked up at a TV monitor to see a promo for the Ellen DeGeneres show. The guest of that gifted gabber and comedienne host was Jenna Bush, one of the President’s twin daughters. It appeared that that young lady would be calling her Dad while appearing on the show.
Reader Peter Hughes alerted me to this post about that conversation. It shows a more human side to the president. The president said he was “glad to talk to Ellen.” I guess it doesn’t bother him that the Emmy-Award winning talk show host is a lesbian.
Apparently, Ellen treated this Republican leader’s daughter with great respect.
She’s truly a classy lady. I wish she got more press than did another lesbian who once did a daytime talk show.
I think it would greatly improve the standing of gay people in America if we had people like Ellen as the public face of lesbians. Given a few things she has said, I would guess that her politics are left of center, but she doesn’t let them define her public persona. And she has the ability to tell a joke or otherwise provoke a laugh–or a smile–without insulting someone else.
Someone to whom can all look up.