"The Today Show" sent out a longish excerpt from tomorrow's Matt Lauer/Sandra Bullock interview, and it's unclear from this - I've excerpted the excerpt below - whether you-know-who is asked about.  Begging the question: Were there conditions to this rather big interview, conducted in New Orleans where  Bullock has adopted a baby son, and where she has close ties to a charter school? 


MATT LAUER:
You finalized your adoption.

SANDRA BULLOCK:
I did. I did.

MATT LAUER:
And Louie's from New Orleans.

SANDRA BULLOCK:
He's from New Orleans. He's a little Cajun cookie.

MATT LAUER:
You are forever now hitched to this city.

SANDRA BULLOCK:
I am. How lucky am I?

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MATT LAUER:
What was it like, when you finalized that? It's been a long process.

SANDRA BULLOCK:
Long-- long process. How was it? I don't know. As sterile as the room seemed, it felt so rich. It felt-- it felt like it was time, you know. And the process-- the way that the process is, for a very, very good reason, and I did not circumvent. I wanted to do everything exactly the same way everyone else did. And-- it was-- he was always mine, you know. It wasn't like I felt like someone was going to take him away. But it was nice to have someone say, I think you're a fit parent.

MATT LAUER:
The nicest thing I read-- that you said recently, you said-- "Even throughout the whole process, I didn't care what he would look like, or whether it would be a he or a she. At anything about it."

SANDRA BULLOCK:
Color. Yep.

MATT LAUER:
"I just had faith that they were going to put me together with the right child." Where did that
faith come from? It doesn't always happen that way.

SANDRA BULLOCK:
I don't know. I don't know. I think, everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out. And-- and we-- we had always said that it didn't matter where the child came from. If they had issues that were medical issues, we didn't care. It's like the child that needed us in the home is the child that's going to be placed.

And I didn't think it would be a boy. We don't have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone
really happy about that. So, he's like the crown prince. You know, it's nothing but girls in our family. I mean, my cousin in Germany has one son-- no boys. Can you imagine how miserable our father is? I mean, every pet was female. But it was just the hierarchy that needed to be broken.

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ON PRIVACY:

MATT LAUER:
One thing I want to compliment you on. You managed to do something this year that is almost impossible. You kept a secret, concerning your adoption, and found a way to retain privacy at a time where it wasn't all that private.

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SANDRA BULLOCK:
Uh-huh.

MATT LAUER:
It takes friends.

SANDRA BULLOCK:
It takes-- it takes good people with integrity. I mean, I read something like, how did someone keep a secret, and it's-- you know-- human beings exist that have integrity that know how to keep their mouth shut. That know the bigger picture, that don't sell out their friends. Those people are all over the place. But again, we don't like to talk about it, because it doesn't sell a magazine. But I was blessed with the same friends I've had since before things got really special for me and blessed in life.

And when things get bad, they're still the same friends. And, you know, it-- everything passes. It all passes. But they just-- you know, they know if they screw up they're not coming on the next vacation. I'm not going to babysit their kids. I will cut them. I will take them down.

MATT LAUER:
No premiere tickets. (LAUGHTER)

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SANDRA BULLOCK:
No. They don't really want to go to premieres, which is kind of nice. But, you know, it's-- I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity. And it shouldn't be an oddity.