at least not when a nationwide microphone is attached to you.
CNN's Kyra Phillips was caught with her pants down on Tuesday, while taking a bathroom break during President Bush's televised Katrina Anniversary speech in New Orleans.
From the New York Daily News:
"The mortifying episode came when Phillips stepped away from her desk during coverage of President Bush's Hurricane Katrina anniversary speech. Viewers saw Dubya's lips moving, but they heard Phillips pulling down a zipper and making girl talk with another woman in the rest room. "I have the most handsome man," Phillips gushed. "Just a really passionate, great, great human being. And they exist! They are hard to find, but they are out there." Phillips' sister-in-law didn't get such positive treatment. "I've gotta be protective of [my brother]," she was heard saying as she washed her hands. "He's married, three kids, but his wife is just a control freak!"
No word yet if Kyra's going to be invited to little nephew Johnny's First Communion come next spring, she's got to face sis-in-law at all the upcoming family get togethers during the holidays first.
But it could've been far, far more humiliating. I'm thinking specifically if the nation listening in had heard "sounds" of any kind, or ladies room chit-chat along these lines - (add your own if you want)
"Oh #%@! anyone have a tampon?"
(tap-tap) "hey over there, can you spare a square?"
"I look fucking awesome today!" (I actually once heard a woman say that to herself in a ladies room, thinking she was alone. I thought it was great)