June Diane Raphael on Disney & Women Running for Office

June Diane Raphael on Disney & Women Running for Office


[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND, THE VERY FUNNY PAUL SCHEER. HE WAS HERE ALMOST EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO.>>WOW.>>Jimmy: AND HE WAS TALKING ABOUT YOUR KIDS, YOUR BOYS, WHO WERE 4 AND 2 AT THE TIME. HOW OLD ARE THEY NOW?>>OH, THEY’RE 5 AND 3.>>Jimmy: THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE. EVERYTHING GOING WELL AT HOME? EVERYTHING GOOD?>>YOU KNOW, YES.>>Jimmy: ARE THEY IN SCHOOL NOW. >>SO OUR OLDEST JUST STARTED KINDERGARTEN. AND I MADE THE MISTAKE OF TELLING HIM HIS BIRTH STORY JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE. AND WHEN HE WAS BORN, THE DOCTOR TOLD ME TO PULL HIM OUT, AND I SAT HIM — GET READY.>>Jimmy: WHAT? THE DOCTOR TOLD YOU TO PULL HIM OUT?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT’S YOUR JOB.>>I LOOK BACK ON IT, AND I HAVE QUESTIONS. BUT I PULLED HIM OUT, AND I SAT HIM ON MY CHEST, AND THE FIRST THING I REMEMBER HAPPENING IN MY CRAZED STATE WAS I THOUGHT A SPIDER WAS RUNNING ACROSS MY FACE, AND THEN I THOUGHT I SWALLOWED A SPIDER. AND MY THOUGHT WAS. >>Jimmy: THIS IS NOT A CLEAN ROOM THAT I’M IN.>>THIS SHOULD BE STERILE. WE’RE AT CEDAR SINAI. AND THEN I REALIZED THE BABY IS PEEING DIRECTLY INTO MY MOUTH.>>Jimmy: MM-HM.>>YEAH, SO I TOLD HIM THIS STORY.>>Jimmy: IT’S A BOY!>>WE’RE CLEAR ON THAT. SO I TOLD HIM THIS STORY A FEW DAYS BEFORE HE STARTED KINDERGARTENEN, AND I SEE HIM WHEN WE WALK UP TO THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY START TO TELL PEOPLE, I PEEED IN HER MOUTH. I PEED IN HER MOUTH. NOT EVEN SAYING THAT’S MY MOM, NOT EVEN, IT WAS SO DEHUMANIZING.>>Jimmy: AND DID YOU, DID YOU EXPLAIN?>>I HAD TO. AND SO WE’VE BEEN, WE’VE BEEN BATTLING THAT, BECAUSE HE THINKS IT’S HILARIOUS, WHICH IT IS. I MEAN, IT’S JUST FUNNY.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>AND HE WANTS TO TELL EVERYONE. WITHOUT ANY CONTEXT.>>Jimmy: RIGHT, WELL, THAT’S THE KEY TO IT IS GIVING NO CONTEXT AT ALL.>>SO I’M SCREAMING OUT IN GROCERY STORES, FIRST STORY! FIRST STORY.>>Jimmy: EVEN THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.>>DOESN’T MAKE A LICK OF SENSE.>>Jimmy: MAYBE YOU SHOULD CARRY AROUND A PAMPHLET THAT EXPLAINS AND HAND IT TO THEM AND LEAVE. DID YOU GO ON A VACATION?>>WE SPENT EIGHT DAYS AT DISNEY.>>Jimmy: WORLD OR LAND?>>WORLD.>>Jimmy: THAT’S LIKE SEVEN DAYS TOO MANY.>>REALLY, ALMOST A FORTNIGHT.>>Jimmy: EIGHT DAYS.>>TOO MANY DAYS.>>Jimmy: WERE YOU STRANDED? WHAT HAPPENED?>>NO, IT WAS ELECTIVE. MY HUSBAND, I MARRIED INTO A DISNEY FAMILY.>>Jimmy: REALLY? ? I HAD TO TAKE VOWS.>>Jimmy: WHAT DO YOU MEAN?>>THEY IDENTIFY AS PART OF THE CULTURE. IT’S IN THEIR BLOOD. THEY GO TO THE PARKS THEY GO TO THE RIDES. THEY ARE DISNEY PEOPLE.>>Jimmy: DO THEY WEAR THE MATCHING SWEATSHIRTS AND EVERYTHING? ESPECIALLY PAUL?>>I FEEL HE TAKES THE STANCE OF I’M A DISNEY HISTORIAN. I’M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT MR. TOAD’S MAGIC RIDE, AND I HAVE THE ORIGINAL POSTER, AND HE’S LIKE INTO THE LORE AND THE HISTORY. AND I’M JUST LIKE, DUTDE, YOU LIKE THE RIDES, IT’S OKAY.>>Jimmy: WHICH IS HIS FAVORITE RIDE?>>WELL, WHEN WE SPENT THAT TIME THERE, BY THE WAY, STARTED OFF THE TRIP AS AN OUTSIDER LOOKING IN AND REALLY WENT IN LIKE I’M A FIELD REPORTER, STARING AT THESE PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF JUDGMENT.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>AND I’M LIKE, WOW, THEY LOOK CRAZY WITH TURKEY LEGS AND TEE SHIRTS. AND BY THE END OF IT, I WAS ONE OF THEM.>>Jimmy: OH, REALLY? WOW. AND ON WHAT DAY? [ APPLAUSE ]>>I KNOW.>>Jimmy: ON WHAT DAY DID YOU MAKE THE TURN, DAY FIVE?>>IT WAS SOONER THAN THAT.>>Jimmy: SOONER THAN DAY FIVE. >>WHEN YOU’RE CHANGING INTO A BATHING SUIT IN AN ALLEY GETTING READY TO GO ON A RIDE, YOU’RE NO BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE.>>Jimmy: YOUR FAMILY HAS THE FORESIGHT TO WEAR BATHING SUITS ON A WATER RIDE? THAT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME. YOU GET WET AND YOU’RE DRENCHED FOR THREE HOURS.>>THERE’S ANOTHER WAY.>>Jimmy: I HAVE TO CONSULT WITH YOU.>>WE COME CORRECT. WE HAVE WATER BAGS, CHANGING BAGS TO PUT OUR STUFF IN.>>Jimmy: MAYBE THIS WILL BE YOUR NEXT BOOK.>>A HOW-TO GUIDE, HOW TO DO DISNEY.>>Jimmy: THIS BOOK IS TARGETED AT WHOM SPECIFICALLY. >>WOMEN.>>Jimmy: FOR WOMEN WHO ARE THINKING OF RUNNING FOR OFFICE.>>THIS IS A GUIDE POOK BOOK FON WHO ARE THINKING OF OFFICE. AFTER THE ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP’S ELECTION.>>Jimmy: WHAT? I WASN’T TOLD ABOUT THIS.>>I HAVE REAL NEWS TO BRING. AFTER THE ELECTION I WAS FEELING LIKE I THINK YOU WERE, PRETTY DEVASTATED. AND I JUST HAD MY SECOND BABY AND WAS LIKE ATTACHED TO A BREAST PUMP AND JUST LIKE MM, MM, MM, MM. AND JUST LIKE TEARS, AND UTTER EMBARRASSMENT FOR, FOR WHAT WAS GOING ON. AND I FELT LIKE I HAD TO DO SOMETHING MORE THAN WHAT I WAS DOING.>>Jimmy: AND SO YOU COME UP WITH A WAY — [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO RUN FOR OFFICE.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>Jimmy: AND THERE ARE A LOT OF OFFICES TO RUN FOR.>>I CO-WROTE THIS BOOK. THERE ARE OVER 500,000 OFFICES TO RUN FOR IN THE UNITED STATES UP AND DOWN THE BALLOT.>>Jimmy: 500,000.>>YEAH, A LOT. THIS IS REALLY A ROAD MAP FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO FIGURE OUT HOW IT MIGHT WORK IN THEIR REAL LIVES.>>Jimmy: AND GIVES YOU REAL HELPFUL TIPS.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Jimmy: WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE THING PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW IF THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT MAYBE DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS?>>I THINK THE FIRST STEP, WHEN I ASKED KATE, WHAT SHOULD I DO, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING. SHE SAID START TELLING PEOPLE. AND I WAS LIKE, SHOULDN’T I KNOW WHERE AND HOW, AND THE MONEY, AND WHAT ABOUT THE PICS I SENT THAT GUY IN ’97? WHAT ABOUT THESE THINGS?>>Jimmy: WHAT ABOUT THE DISNEYLAND BATHING SUIT?>>I WAS SCREAMING AT MY KIDS HOLD AGO TURKEY LEG. SOMEONE HAS THE FOOTAGE.>>Jimmy: THAT’S NOT ONE YOU WANT OUT THERE NECESSARILY.>>SO SHE SAID, NO. IT’S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO TELL PEOPLE RIGHT AWAY, BECAUSE YOU START TO HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE. AND EVEN NAMING IT AND SAYING THE WORDS OUT LOUD STARTS THE PROCESS.>>Jimmy: AND THEN IF YOUR FRIENDS GO OH, NO, THAT’S A TERRIBLE IDEA THEN YOU KNOW MAYBE THAT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA. >>OKAY, JIMMY, I THOUGHT WERE YOU GOING TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PROJECT.>>Jimmy: IT DEMANDS, I TAKE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. FOR SOME PEOPLE, OTHER PEOPLE I GO NO, NO, NO, NO. THAT’S A VERY INTERESTING SUBJECT, AND IT’S CALLED “REPRESENT: THE WOMAN’S GUIDE TO RUNNING FOR OFFICE & CHANGING

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