Not much to say, really, except that this is good news. This little lady doesn’t take crap from anyone and has gotten “in the face” of more people than I can count.
In addition, the board agreed to honor a previous commitment by our association to maintain Helen Thomas’ seat in the first row. As the dean of the White House press corps, Helen is an institution. First with United Press International and now as a White House columnist for Hearst newspapers, Helen has covered every president since John Kennedy.
I may not agree with all of her positions, but she is one of the last true “journalists” with real standards, and deserves to keep her seat. (Besides that, the White House looked like they were throwing a little-old-lady off her front seat on the bus!)