During an inaugural party at the Madison Hotel on Sunday night, a woman asked if she
could sit at our round table. We said, “Of course.”
When we looked closer we realized
Star Jones, who has been many things but is best known as a celebrity lawyer and television
personality. She said she was visiting Washington to take her nephew to the swearing-in
ceremonies and the official inaugural balls. But what she wanted to talk about was
what the media had been talking to her about.
“Oh my, every where I go here, all reporters
want to ask me is one question—what do I think of Mrs. Obama’s bangs? Over and over
that’s all I’ve been asked,” Jones said. “I have no opinion on her bangs. Don’t they know black
women don’t pay any attention to that sort of thing? We change our hairstyles all
What we wanted to ask her was what she thought of
Barbara Walters taking a fall at the British Embassy, bumping her head and ending up in a local hospital.
Walters and Jones have had an on-and-off friendship, but before we could ask her,
she announced she didn’t what to be interviewed. So instead we introduced her to Mayor
Vincent Gray, who appeared impressed.