This morning on "Reliable Sources" I had to agree with Gail Shuster, TV Newser.com. , when discussing the Joe vs. Mika confrontation from last week. I suspect Joe is not a true chauvinist and Mika did not call him that: she said he was being "chauvinistic" about this one issue...and he was! Mika should have bee more assertive in showing her anger. Joe disagrees with Mika and leaps in, pointing his finger and raising his voice and snapping his fingers (come on---snapping your fingers at your co-host)! Mika pulls back, almost cowering...Mika certainly could have "shown" her anger and not just "talked" about her anger. She could have raised her voice to match his for example. The whole scene was too "gender-like" with Mika bringing up an issue that was important to her, calling Joe "chauvinistic" and Joe "figuratively" jumping down her throat. I like Mika and she should have stood up for herself. She is bright and articulate. She could have used her brains and brawn here to stand up for what she believed. BTW, the issue being discussed was that President Obama's new cabinet is like a "Boy's Club" (it is) since there are no women Cabinet appointments to date.
You have to love Jodie Foster (if you didn't before) after listening to her touching speech when she accepted the Cecil B. DeMIlle award last nite. Obvious it came from her heart--notice tears from other actors in audience--nary a misspoken word or blurb; what she said was heartwarming--the tribute to her Mother--; 47 years as an actress--she started in her profession at 3. Her words: "I have fought for a life that felt real and honest"...talk about balance: "I have lived my life the way I want to live it." Work, family, self. Beautiful, smart, and 50 (the year AARP fist solicits you).