November 3, 2005

"So do you wish you were still married to her now that she's a star?"

Richard answers a question (about me) from "a member of [his] household."

15 comments:

Dave said...

Well, you know you made it when you have a Wikipedia entry.

So who are Robert W. & Irma M. Arthur-Bascom?

Ann Althouse said...

Robert W. & Irma M. Arthur are a couple who endowed a professorship here. John Bascom was an eminent character.

Troy said...

Now that's a family question.

I notice he dodged it with humor... Hmmmmm... Nah I can't psychoanalyze. Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

Veni Vidi Wiki -- put that on your banner.

nina said...

I noted that he posted the question and the answer himself, making the whole thing rather suspect -- enchanted with the cleverness of it, but less tied to the truth of it.

Ann Althouse said...

Clever, Nina. You mean he himself could be the "family member" asking the question? Kind of a brain teaser.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Nina, Ann: Nice theory, but all dialogue on that post is guaranteed verbatim from life and the two lines were said by two different people -- the answer by me, the question by the obvious questioner. No additional cleverness is intended or should be construed.

wildaboutharrie said...

The gentleman doth protest too much?

Meade said...

Nah... the ladies do overthinkth it.

wildaboutharrie said...

HAHAHA!

me said...

But that question presupposes that you would want to be married to him now that you are star.

On a purely speculative note (not knowing the circumstances of your divorce), had you stayed married, you would be divorcing him right about NOW!!!

me said...

Oh, and my dad (oldest attorney at the DOJ, age 84) enjoyed your op ed piece on Alito.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Saul!

Jonathan said...

This exchange is like a ping-pong match where the spectators can't see the ball.

reader_iam said...

Ah, but either way ...

It strikes me that the question is somewhat beside the point.

I think it's safe to speculate that there's something to be said for the fact that he that he had such good taste way back when! Remember, he had chose to be with her way before she was (at least this kind of ) star! And then had fine children with her! Doesn't sound like something to regret overall in the long-run (I wish I could say that about some of my ex-es--not marital, since I'm married to the first--a number of whom I'd really prefer not to acknowledge).

People change, choices change, life goes on ... but boy, oh, boy ... it's kind of cool to be able appreciate the "present" of the people in one's "past."

Very civilized, indeed.

reader_iam said...

Darn! SORRY for SO MANY typos etc. in that last post; I'm trying to type while standing up, with one hand balancing the computer and the other picking out letters (usually a touch-typist, though not perfect in this sort of context). That's what you get when you decide to surf the web while standing in line at a conference registration. Ridiculous thing to do.