Oh yeah right I bet you are!

Oyster informs us that Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York was in New Orleans to raise money for local Ronald McDonald charities. According to the Times Picayune Fergie “vowed to call Gov. Kathleen Blanco to voice her
concerns about the sluggish pace of Road Home grants.” Regarding this Oyster writes…

…but I do know that she called Blanco’s Road Home program and they didn’t believe it was really Fergie and hung up on her.

OK I may be critical of the Road Home program but on this one I am sympathetic because I have been there…embarrassingly so.

Back in ’04, I volunteered quite a bit for the Kerry campaign. Well one day Caroline Kennedy was coming to town to appear on behalf of Kerry and my sister really wanted to go but had to work. You see being Irish, well Caroline Kennedy is our royalty. My sister was heartbroken at not being able to go. As it turned out I wasn’t able to go either because I needed to work at home on some things for the campaign that needed to get done.

So while I was working away (and just after the second woe-be-me-I’m-missing-Caroline-Kennedy-call from sis) I get another phone call. A woman asked for me by name and said she was Caroline Kennedy. I was thinking my sister has put a co-worker up to this and of course not to be taken for a fool, I laughed and replied snidely …”Oh yeah right I bet you are.”

The reply was prompt and very polite…

“Well as a matter of fact yes I am. I am in town today and have heard you’ve been doing a great deal of work for the campaign and wanted to call and say thank you.”

At that point I realized this was indeed Caroline Kennedy and I was a big fat schmuck. She never missed a beat and I never found mine for the rest of the conversation.

And of course my sister (having done nothing) had the last laugh anyway.

So to whoever hung up on Fergie…I feel ya

4 thoughts on “Oh yeah right I bet you are!

  1. virgotex says:

    Oh my.
    You dissed the last living spawn of Camelot?
    Damn.
    That’s cold, yo!

  2. scout says:

    yup I did virgotex…can ya believe that?
    I did apologize and she was very kind and gracious

  3. spocko says:

    On the bright side, you talked to her!
    Human? Intelligent? What?
    Now think about having that same conversation with Jenna Bush? Compare, contrast.

  4. Dee Loralei says:

    Scout, (hi from across the Lake, that was so cool last week when I realized you and Bob S and others I read were also there) When I was 11, we lived in Buffalo NY, my father was at SUNY-B, working on his PhD. And one Thanksgiving a friend and I were building a ‘snow turkey”. A gentleman came to assist us in our construction, the boy said ” This is my Uncle, OJ Simpson.” I said “so what, my mother is Gayle Sayre” OJ laughed and shook my hand and we continued to build our snow turkey… A few months later, our school had a “career day” and the last family member to talk was OJ Simpson, he said ” I’m here because my nephew goes to this school, I’m also here because Gayle Sayre’s daughter is a student” Hahahahahhaha. Was truly a sureal moment.
    Anyway, that’s just one of my rubbing shoulders with the famous folks stories (please remember this was when OJ was still with the Bills, and Gail Sayers was still with the Bears, and long before OJ allegedly committed murder)

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