Question of the Day
Friday's Question of the Day asked … This Irish American journalist for the New Yokr Times earned a unique nickname from President George W. Bush. Who is she, and what's the nickname? That would be Maureen Dowd, who was called "The Cobra" by Bush. She wrote upon learning of her new name: "I puzzled over whether W. fancied himself the mongoose or the snake charmer in this allegory. Either way, I knew he would expect me to hiss a bit about his first 100 days."
Congratulations to Jeanne Kirk, who was the very first person to tweet us the correct answer! Congrats also go out to Geraldine Herbert, Tampa Bay Times' Craig Pittman, Jason Hensel of Facility Manager Magazine, freelance journalist Annie Dance, Carolyn T. Stone, Bill Chuck of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Globe, freelance journalist Amy Zipkin, Rick Marianetti, and Alan Blaustein for getting both answers correct. Honorable mentions go to Paul JJ Payack, syndicated columnist Margo Howard, and Edward Tenner for knowing it was Dowd, even if her nickname proved elusive!
Still in keeping with the theme, but a little simpler than yesterday's question: In an interview with The Irish Voice, this famous (or is it infamous?) broadcaster described himself as “a quintessential working class Irish-American Catholic.” He takes particular pride in his Irishness, stating in one of his books, “Whatever I have done or will do in this life, I’m working-class Irish American [insert name here].” Who is he?
Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!