Joannie likes to talk. And sometimes she is very eloquent. About 5 years ago I heard her on PBS making an address to some esteemed audience(I don't remember who - it may have been the Washington Press Club, or Congress) about Politics and the Arts. It was so good, I called the station and found out how I could get a copy. I still have it somewhere in my office.
I certainly strongly disagree with her current anti-American statements, but I do respect her zealous, and usually very effective, advocacy.