That open letter to Michelle Obama about Beyoncé absolutely disgusted me. This response is so on point.
The question 'Who should run for president in 2016?' was posed by New York magazine at a White House Correspondents' Dinner pre-party yesterday...
- Amy Poehler: Prince.
- Brad Hall: That’s a great answer.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus: And Sly and the Family Stone.
- Hall: The Family Stone would be the VP.
- Louis-Dreyfus: That would be good.
- New York magazine: The Family Stone would be the cabinet, Sly would be the VP.
- Poehler: You know, with Prince and Sly and the Family Stone, wouldn't we get more done around here?
- Hall: Man. That is a funky field right there.
- Louis-Dreyfus: You would definitely get funky with it. That’s for sure.
- Poehler: Whoever runs, that should be their motto. Whoever runs, it should be, "Let’s get funky with it."
- Louis-Dreyfus: Oh my God. Wouldn't that be so good?
- Poehler: That would be so good no matter who it is.
- Louis-Dreyfus: You would give all your life savings to that campaign.
- Poehler: If a candidate was like, “Come on guys: Let’s get funky with it.”
- New York magazine: Maybe you should do it.
- Louis-Dreyfus: All right, should those two candidates decide to run, Amy and I are going to run their campaign, or we’ll be a part of the branding of the campaign.
- Poehler: We’ll be like Peaches and uh...
- Louis-Dreyfus: Diamond and Pearl.
- Hall: Peaches and Herb. Oh no, sorry.
- Poehler: Peaches and Cream! The dancers that used to perform with Prince.
- Louis-Dreyfus: That’s right. [Ed. note: It was Diamond and Pearl.]
- Poehler: Prince always has some beautiful, like, 16-year-old dancers.
- Louis-Dreyfus: We’re not 16, but we could totally dance with him, you know, while he campaigns.
- Poehler: Well, it’s going to be a different kind of dancing. It has to be serious dancing. Because it’s a political campaign.
- Louis-Dreyfus: There are issues and we feel strongly about the issues. So it will be a serious kind of dance.
- Poehler: Once again, I know Prince reads your magazine. I know he reads these little interviews. Julia and I are ready to dance behind him when he runs for president in 2016.
- Louis-Dreyfus: Please take this seriously.
We cringe at bigger numbers, at bigger events, but perhaps, in the end, all horror is local. Something nearby will seem bigger because it literally hits home. Comparing it to ongoing, larger horror does nothing to lessen the impact.
And it doesn’t change the fact that while it probably only took a few people to cause the damage in Boston, a far, far larger number rushed in after to help."