Love Sofia Vergara! “Modern Family” is one of the only sitcoms we DVR and never miss.

You cannot talk about Vergara without the picture she cuts in clothes, as well as pop culture. But her talents go well beyond her ta-tas. Her incredible figure is part of her persona and her comedy, so it’s not sexist to say so. It helps, but the woman’s got comedic chops. I’d bet she could do any dramatic role in which she was cast, something I look forward to seeing some day. That is, if the Hollywood weenies will let her break beyond the stereotype that’s making her famous. If nothing else, she’s securing the money to help bankroll any artistic stretch she decides to take on.

The ICYMI story for this Friday night is the heroism of Newark Mayor Cory Booker. His interview on CBS “This Morning” will fill you in if you haven’t heard. Booker ran into a burning building to save a woman. Who doesn’t love a hero? When it’s Mayor Booker, it goes double for me.

To finish up the Hilary Rosen – Ann Romney war, Rosen took herself off the “Meet the Press” panel this weekend to spend more time with her family. Here’s her statement, via The Hill:

“I thank [“Meet the Press” host] David [Gregory] and the folks at MTP for offering me the chance to participate in the Roundtable. It will be an important political discussion, as it always is on Meet the Press. But I have said enough and while I have unfortunately made the Producer’s job tougher today, I don’t have anything more to say. I apologized to Mrs. Romney and work-in-home moms for mistakenly giving the impression that I do not think their work is valuable. Of course it is. I will instead spend the weekend trying to explain to my kids the value of admitting a mistake and moving on.”

You can bet the Republicans aren’t finished with this one, even if the Democrats are trying mightily to move on.

However, Democrats just might have another dog story to use against Mitt Romney, according to the story from Jezebel, which is backed up by this piece in the Washington Post:

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who once strapped his dog to the roof of the family station wagon before embarking on a road trip, has again chosen to thumb his nose at the all-important dog vote by throwing a fundraising birthday party for his wife Ann at the house of Frederick Malek III. While to most people, Malek is just another rich guy who respects Romney’s Reaganesque hair, to dogs, Malek is a living terror ““ when he was a youth, he was arrested for animal cruelty after police discovered that he and some friends had killed and barbecued a dog.

Jezebel asks: What the everloving hell is wrong with Mitt Romney? Does anyone have an answer to that one?

Here’s a Friday night open forum. Any topic goes.