Friday, September 04, 2009

My Weekend Crush

Lean a little closer and I’ll let you in on a little secret. Before Rachel Maddow, before Christiane Amanpour, before Meredith Vieira, my first newswoman crush was on Diane Sawyer. Now, my love for Diane is multifaceted. She is smart, sophisticated, steady, serene and serious, yet never takes herself too seriously. She has interviewed Presidents and dictators, pop stars and the King of Pop. She is, quite simply, just a damn fine journalist. So, imagine my delight when I heard she would take over as anchor for Charles Gibson when he retires from “ABC World News.” For those counting at home, that means two of the big three nighttime network anchors will be ladies. We are women, hear us roar the headlines. So now, after making the appropriate disclaimer about how women should be judged on their qualifications and intellect, can I also just say: Holy crap, how fucking sexy is Diane Sawyer?

And, at 63, she just keeps getting better with age. No, seriously. I mean it. Hubba hubba.

One look at her in her signature I’m-thoughtful-yet-attentive hand on chin pose and my knees go to jelly.

And throw in a cute animal and I’m all a quiver.

I loved her when she had lesbian hair.

And when she interviewed a lesbian.

I love her on a cover.

And when her head is covered.

I’d let my Diane lust lie dormant for years, because – let’s face it – I’m not up in time to catch the morning shows. But now that she will be back in the nighttime where she belongs, I can once again enjoy the way her hair falls coyly across her right eye.

Break me off a piece of that breaking news. Happy weekend, all.

18 comments:

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

My first newswoman crush was Linda Ellerbee, back in the Reagan years. The bad hair and fashion of the 80s aside, she was just so dang smart and irreverent that I couldn't help but be enthralled.

Vikki said...

Wow. She does get better looking with age.

Anonymous said...

funny. even after your reading your persuasive blog she still doesn't do it for me. I can't help but seeing the new "better-with-age" pictures as post-botox and a few other helpful touches, but i am happy to read about your crush. so very cute!

Syd said...

Total GILF.

Anonymous said...

I never see anybody mention that she got her start in the Nixon administration, then helped with the Ford transition. She even helped Nixon write his memoirs. Still hot?

Anonymous said...

Still hot?

Yes, now hotter.

Courtney said...

Dorothy, I was hoping that one day you'd dedicate a Weekend Crush to Diane Sawyer!

She's so elegant, and someone I'd love to invite over for a dinner party -- I bet the conversations would be fantastic. Also, she's sexy.

Great post!

RHEA said...

Wow...you're totally right. She is seriously getting more and more beautiful as she gets older. I wanna age like that.

Norma Desmond said...

Hm... Lady, I'm afraid that, for once, I don't agree with you.

bisquiat said...

Ms. Snarker, I think you are nearly ripe for some Cougar Lesbo to come and sweep you off your feet for real.

Love your continued appreciation for the mature (and still deliciously sexy) older women.

p.s. Oh hell yeah to Jennifer from Pitt and Linda Ellerbee. And so it goes.

TheWeyrd1 said...

I SOOOOOO knew you'd pick Diane for today!!!

abbagirl said...

wow. didn't realize just how much work she'd had done on her face until i saw those older photos. still, she's a striking woman.

Kathryn said...

Great choice! I've had a crush on DS for ages, and it reminds me of the one I had on Murphy Brown, too. Mmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

That last pic is somewhat frightening.

Tacheon said...

She's incredibly intelligent and so very beautiful. And I'm glad that, with her as with Rachel Maddow, I always know that I'm not listening to true journalists (and yeah--know some, thanks) having any remotely objective points of view concerning anything they're saying.

I'm listening to entertainers with agendas. But hell, so what? I love being entertained by intelligent and beautiful women. Who doesn't? Entertain on, ladies...

Great choice and great pictures.

Anonymous said...

Tacheon, nice try to diminish the contributions of both women, but fail.

Anonymous said...

doesn't look like 63?
science is just great.
thank you for the post,

i like the jelly leg and
covered head comment.

Anonymous said...

nixons whore