Now that’s optimism

I was struck by this news item.

The billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose conservative media empire spans the globe, is engaged to marry for the fifth time at the age of 92 years old, he told an interviewer in his own tabloid newspaper, the New York Post.

“I was very nervous. I dreaded falling in love – but I knew this would be my last. It better be. I’m happy,” Murdoch said of his new fiancee, Ann Lesley Smith, 66, whose late husband was Chester Smith, a country singer as well as radio and TV executive.

The pair intend to get married in the summer. “We’re both looking forward to spending the second half of our lives together,” Murdoch said. [My italics-MS]

Good luck with that!


  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    I do find some appeal in the thought of Lachlan Murdoch having to wait even longer than Charles Windsor to occupy his throne.

  2. robert79 says

    Who knows, he just might be rich (aka crazy) enough to think his money can extend his life to 184 years old…

  3. Jazzlet says

    Welll I suppose she could spend the second half-ish of her life with his remains . . .

  4. Steve Lion says

    At 66 she’s prolly still capable of doing a pretty good nasty. She likely thinks she’ll kill him off in a year or two and…voila! She’s a rich and famous owner of the ah…

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