Jed: When I predicted a rise in blood pressures, I didn’t expect yours to be among them. But it may be calming to learn that I didn’t shell out big bucks to see Streisand on the screen. The movie I mentioned was on HBO. Further, it didn’t do to well at the box office — precisely because Streisand’s performance, along with Dustin Hoffman’s as her husband, was savaged by the usually adoring liberal critics. Evidently they like their Streisand humorless and cold. My reaction, on the other hand, was thoroughly conservative: tolerant, appreciative of humanity, undogmatic.
By the way, I didn’t know John Wayne was in those flicks with Maureen O’Hara. She sure was prettier than he was.