According to the Post, Court TV anchor and part-time New York habitué Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom was quite a hit as she gave a speech at the Empire State Pride Agenda fund raiser, subbing in for the hubbie as he “couldn’t make it.” After an “uplifting” hour-long speech discussing issues such as equality, she “really brought the house down” when she began discussing, umm, more personal matters. And we quote:
"I know that many of you wanted to see my husband and some of you had questions out there. Is he hot? Yeah. Is he hung? Yeah. Is he [she waved her hand to suggest bisexual]? Not unless you can give a better [she mimicked eating a banana] than me. Thank you very much."
An audience including Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate John Edwards’ daughter Cate, the Mayor of New York, and recently-out-of-the-closet Governor Jim McGreevey (but not the world’s most famous gay person- Mary Cheney) stood and cheered.
In Leah Garchik’s column in today’s Chronicle, Garchik has the response from Newsom’s people, mainly Patty Caruso of Court TV:
“The Page Six item was taken a little bit out of context,'' said Patty Caruso of Court TV, "and it wasn't completely accurate. ... She did not make those gestures that were implied by Page Six. She pointed to herself'' when she said her husband appreciated certain affectionate gestures. "It wasn't as bad as it came off,'' said Caruso. "It was not accurately reported as far as her gestures and the implications of what she was saying.''
Garchik adds that, as we all know, “Newsom was representing San Francisco, a grown-up kind of town, and she was speaking to a sophisticated audience.” As opposed, I guess, to those hicks in New York.
Whether or not Ms. Newsom did indeed say these things we do not know. We do know that the New York Post isn’t exactly the bastion of journalistic integrity (two words- Rupert Murdoch). Nor, are they particularly friendly to those leaning left. We do know, however, this: as the song says, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. New York loves us!