Tue 16 Sep, 2014 05:52 am
In later years, Ailes would recast their fi rst encounter, downplaying
his ambition. In magazine profi les and speeches, Ailes said he spoke to
Nixon about his campaign because he had booked him on the same show
as a belly dancer and, wanting to spare Nixon an awkward encounter, let
him wait in his offi ce until the interview started. “I remember being 27
working for Mike Douglas,” he told The New York Times in 2001. “The
guests were Richard Nixon and a dancer called Little Egypt— with her
boa constrictor. I didn’t wanna scare Nixon and I didn’t wanna scare the
snake, so I stuck Nixon in my offi ce for 15 minutes. If I’d put Little Egypt
in there, I’d be managing belly dancers right now.”
I don't understand the last sentence, why did Ailes say so?
Manage belly dancers? What does "manage" mean here?
He would have been sacked from his job (for embarrassing a prominent senator, presumably) and had to get a job as an entertainment artists' agent.
btw I think there is a (Lieber and Stoller?) song about a stripper called Little Egypt.
Yes, here it's.
Thank you for your answer, McTag, though I could not access youtube.com in China.
Pity. You'd like the song I'm sure.