Good afternoon, all! So when was the last time heard the one theme song that always gives you the warm and fuzzies? Come on, admit it! Just hearing those little kids singing "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?" makes you feel like your back in Kindergarten and you don't have a care in the world! In truth, the great thing about being a stay-at-home Mom is you get to see Sesame Street every day! It never gets old! (Well, on some days Elmo's voice gets to me.)
But today was really neat! Today, watching Anderson reporting from inside Oscar The Grouch's trash can. Now that was my two worlds crashing together! My darling daughter was thrilled to see Anderson on one of her programs. And I think she might be the only kid to have gotten that GNN was a take on Anderson's home network, CNN. She was really amused by that little fact! Although I had to explain 'g-g-gastroenteritis' to my child this afternoon!
I know a bunch of people missed today's episode so I thought I'd clip it for everyone. If you want the video to keep on your computer, just let me know and I'll send you the download link. If I get enough requests, I'll post the link here at ATA. Enjoy!
There is no good segue here!
I'm not sure how to segue from cute little muppets into a deep discussion about the Washington Post's report on Al Qaeda in Iraq. Thank goodness some good news! I am not being flip here when I say that I'm cautiously optimistic regarding the progress reported on today. But I'm also very aware of how this administration likes to spin a good yarn. That is why I am grateful that there are people like Michael Ware and Peter Bergen to turn to for the truth.
Peter just lays things out on the table and doesn't get involved in the politics of things. I love how he said "I'm not going to go there Anderson," when Anderson asked Peter about the timing of WaPo's article. That's what I want when we are discussing the situation in Iraq. I want the facts not spin.
Lately there's been so many differing opinions on the War in Iraq that it is hard to know who to believe. Usually we can rely on Michael Ware's frank reports from the field but he's been taking some much deserved down time. One other person I really trust to give me the straight facts is CBS' Lara Logan. I'm not putting words in Anderson Cooper's mouth when I say he admires her brave reporting from the region. Anyone who was at the 92Y heard him say it with their own ears. Did you have a chance to see Lara sit down with Jay Leno last night? He asked her how we are doing in Iraq and what she said really struck me.
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