A comment by bonmotdot on When in Venice…
My dear FrenchFroggy, you SHOULD be interested in Charlize. She is sure you must be interested in her. She is a Hollywood type. That is, America's version of dancing circus bears. Except they unfortunately lack that colorful cup thing that circus bears wear over their mouths to keep them shut. Charlize used to dance also. Until a knee injury made her dancing awkward. Unfortunately, then she switched from dancing to talking. Here are some of her famous quotes:
"I think of myself as a highly se*ual creature"
"There's only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn't give you a chance there is nothing you can do"
"I was a little mad at myself because I feel very fortunate"
"I'm happy for people who want to get married. It's not my thing"
So you see, our dancing circus bears are better left with scripts written by intelligent people. When they make up their own words it does not go well.
Many Americans do not rely on the circus bears for political advice. We just shovel money at them (we are funny like that) and hope they will go away before we get a headache.
*Air kisses* Allons Froggie! (or however you say it in French.)