Press Pause

As I told Maureen Dowd on Sunday, “BarryO did sound plaintive as he lamented that he was elected to end wars and not start them. But, the reluctant warrior’s waffling could serve to thwart Assad’s next move as the world now focuses on the region.” Who knew Putin would give Obama cover? If we can stroke Vlad’s, you know. Ego. Maybe a military solution can be eschewed as no chemical weapons are likely to be used while the U.N. and international community join the watch.

Newsroom was prescient in its plot line this week. If only they’d have stayed on sarin gas and away from insipid romantic dialogue. Yawn. On the lit front, Man Booker shortlist announced today. 4 of 6 are women. Why an Orange prize?