Date: Thu, 24 Mar 1994 09:43:06 CST From: Mike Picone Subject: Re: for the record Concerning Michael McGoff's suggestion that the derogatory reference was an inside joke: I don't know where Cokie/Kokie Roberts is from (I don't even know how to spell her name). Louisiana and now Mississippi have been suggested. But I must say that there was absolutely no hint of jocularity betrayed by any intonational index or anything else that I was aware of. The remark was dead serious, regardless of Robert's own place of origin. Mike Picone University of Alabama