Loved Scott Pelley when he and his wife Jane Boone were working in Dallas way back when. It’s been years since Scott headed up to the northeast and started working for “60 Minutes.”
This past Sunday he did an interview with philanthropist Melinda Gates, who is married to Bill Gates and graduated from Ursuline Academy. At one point in the interview, this exchange took place:
Pelley: “Now, I’m from Texas, too, so I can say this. You don’t wear your wealth like a Dallas gal.”
Gates: “Mmm hmm.”
Pelley: “You don’t seem to be a big consumer of jewelry and cosmetics.”
Scott, you’ve been gone way to long, sweetie. The driving force for philanthropy in Dallas, Houston and Texas for that matter is made up of women who have their priorities nicely arranged. No one has ever, ever, ever thought of people like Margaret McDermott, Caroline Rose Hunt, Mary McDermott, Diane Brierley, Lynn McBee or Marguerite Hoffman (to name just a few) as being “big consumers of jewelry and cosmetics.”
Perhaps you need to visit Dallas and update your “Dallas gal” impression.