Noonan's criticisms of Clinton are no secret. But she hopes the website lets her show a more personal side that people rarely see. "I like to talk about the theater, and what someone said on the subway when the troupe came in to sing for money, and about movies and books, and what I was thinking about when I walk down the street," she said in an e-mail response. "Do we meet a need? Good question. I just hope all of us talking to each other will meet a desire. The desire for fun, and maybe for the unexpected thought."
It's also funny. Wells, a wealthy woman who helped launch the I (Heart) New York advertising campaign, travels frequently on a yacht in the Mediterranean. She's begun posting commentaries on growing European alarm over rich Russians buying up high-end real estate on the Riviera and other areas.
"I keep reading these posts on the website that Mary is on the way back to her yacht," cracked Tomlin, in a phone conversation. "That's just great. I'm on the way to Staples."