Friday, July 20, 2007

Jesus Christ! Poor Tammy Faye!

Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner appeared on Larry King Live last night, in such sad, shocking shape that she made Larry look good. Even with her eyeliner in place.

Tammy Faye, who went from fleecing poor and old people to pay for her lavish lifestyle to happily entertaining a new flock of gays and reality TV fans, is in the final stages of inoperable cancer and will soon be meeting God.

We had the pleasure of meeting Tammy Faye in an elevator at Caesars Palace in the middle of the night many years ago, and she was as delightfully upbeat and cheerful as she is now at 65 years old and 65 pounds. We're sure God will be as forgiving as Paris Hilton.

(FUN FACT: The criminal antics and sexual hijinks of evangelists Tammy Faye and her then husband Jim Bakker in the 1980s helped put both Nightline and A Current Affair on the map.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

About a dozen years ago I interviewed Tammy back-stage at some inspirational speaking thing her rich new husband had arranged for her.
He was an empty suit, but I was struck by how pretty Tammy was underneath the junk on her face.
The thing that hit me the most was that she seemed miserable in the midst of all the attention she obsessively craved.
The previous sentence is what came to mind the other night when I saw her dying in front of a national television audience.

KIngs Farmer from the Island of Manhattan.