While filling in for Regis on "Live w/ Regis and Kelly" this week, Cooper illustrated that between partying with Michael Jackson at Studio 54 and ridiculing the protesters of the Tea Party movement, his charmed life just hasn't allowed for the mastery of such items.
As you'll see in this clip, it takes four attempts and the patient tutelage of Kelly Ripa, but Cooper finally gets the bottom of the toughest story of his career—the mechanics of Reddi Whip dispensation. As Dan Rather would say, "Courage:"
Now imagine the reaction if Sarah Palin did this.
Sarah Palin is a woman who constantly portrays herself as a regular "hockey mom" who looks after her big family. Not knowing how to operate a can of whip cream would clash with that. Anderson Cooper is a man with no kids who is open about being a Vanderbilt, not knowing anything about cooking, and eating egg whites for meals all the time when he makes his own food. He's always an extreme disaster during cooking segments.
People would look at Palin and Cooper differently in this situation because they are different people from different backgrounds who have built different public images. It's not even the gender thing entirely, although there are a lot more men of Cooper's generation than women who are useless in the kitchen. If the Queen of England didn't know how to operate a can of whip cream it would be no big deal, everyone would just acknowledge that cooks have made her food and those cooks would also have gone the old fashioned classy whip cream in a bowl route.
Nice try, Anonymous, but your proposed excuse for Wooster wannabee Anderson Cooper isn't consistent with the mockery heaped on George H.W. Bush over the misreported supermarket scanner demo.
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