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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Couric On The Way Out

I've just learned that Anderson Cooper will replace Katie Couric as CBS anchor.  Since signing Ms. Couric as their anchor CBS Evening News' ratings have fallen significantly.  More importantly, advertising revenue has dropped even more. 

According to my source, Mr. Cooper won't be paid nearly as much as Couric was.  However, there are incetives in the contract that state that if ratings rise and advertisers return, his runumeration will increase, possibly reaching parity with Ms Couric. Evidently being an anchor will allow Mr. Cooper to spend more time with his "partner" Ben Maisani, with whom he has recently purchased a home, a former firehouse being renovated in New York's West Village.   Addtionally, this will allow Mr. Cooper  and  Mr. Maisani to adopt a Haitian orphan.  I have learned that the last statement is false. [updated]

UPDATE:  Here's what the NY Times reported two weeks ago...
CBS executives, mindful that Katie Couric’s contract expires in a little over a year, have talked to Anderson Cooper of CNN about an anchor job, according to two TV veterans informed of the meeting.

CNN on the other hand is reporting that this is false, Mr. Cooper only met to negotiate his 60 Minutes contract....developing


Anonymous said...

Cooper already put out a few statements stating unequivocally that the Haitian baby story is false and he is not adopting any babies.

Rich Vail said...

Thanks. I hadn't seen them yet.

grannywithapitchfork said...

There is no way in this world I could possibly care any less about Couric's ratings. Or any other CBS, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, etc. ratings. However, I do worry about that bus that everybody gets thrown under. Gotta be crowded under there. Speaking of buses, has Conan O'Brien managed to extricate himself yet? Who cares?



Anonymous said...

Maybe you'd better check your facts before you post anything, then you wouldn't look like such a fool.