#tbt: Lindy Boggs Dishes About Cokie Roberts

The late ex-Rep. Boggs, right, hangs out with her "baby" Cokie Roberts, left and then-Sen. Olympia Snowe. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Cuba's in the news these days, as it was in the Jan. 22, 1998, HOH edition of Roll Call, albeit in a roundabout way.  

"Crippled in Cuba . Congressional reporters worried about being scooped by Cokie Roberts can breathe easy because everybody's going to have a leg-up on the ABC News star for at least a few weeks," Ed Henry wrote.  "While ABC put Roberts back on the Congressional beat to break stories, the reporter broke her foot last week while trying to carry a computer down a set of stairs at home. This news was relayed to HOH by Cokie's mom, ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs, (D-La.), who lamented the fact that 'my little baby' had pulled up lame.  

In a telephone interview from Vatican City, where she is now serving as US ambassador to the Holy See, Boggs said her daughter headed to Cuba to cover Pope John Paul II's visit anyway."  

When asked why she was not joining the Pontiff in Havana, Boggs drawled, 'I wasn't invited.'"  

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