on the Democratic presidential candidates at University of New Hampshire : "If I knew anything about presidential politics, I'd be here in a different capacity." [Ed. - Maybe you should share that info with Al Gore]
Dukakis also thinks he has a handle on why he lost in '88. He said he had "not developed a strategy to deal with attacks" by George Bush
. Oh sweetie, why are you giving George all the credit? You did that all on your own. I promise.
Dukakis recalls ‘crazy’ days on campaign trail
is in town promoting his new book: Footnotes: What You Stand For Is More Important Than What You Stand In
. In Georgetown, he said he plans to "burden people with my perspective as long as I can do it." And black. Lots of black.
Though he admits that his book is a "little self-indulgent" he decided to bless us with it anyway. Because nothing makes you more qualified to sound off about politics than making shoes.
Crawl Down U Street
7P is just too early for a respectable pub crawl, but you can always meet up with Ban The Ban
in Adams Morgan
later tonight. I think two nights in a row in AM might kill me, but if drinking for the right to smoke is wrong, I don't wanna be right. If I drop during the night, don't worry. Just go on without me.
Pub Crawl Down U Street
The Clan's Jowels
Kennedys really don't age well, do they? This is a renedering of what JFK would look like at 86. I guess it explains why Kennedys don't normally make it to a ripe old age. Their rugged good looks
don't seem to withstand the tests of time.
JFK AT 86
King Of Peds
The thing about Michael Jackson is, you just really can't make up anything weirder than the truth.
Where's My Nose?
It's Just Not Right
posted a link to Jackson's surrender
Bowtied Bandit Speaks Up
, on James Carville
's appearance in People
: "If there was ever a moment that demanded a recount, it's this. ... If James, whom I love, is considered one of the world's sexiest men, it just shows I'm profoundly ignorant about what women want."
This breaks one of my cardinal rules - never trust a man in a bowtie unless he's under 10 or over 60 - but I've got to say, the Tucker's got a point.
See Wes Talk. See Was Walk. See Wes Run.
knows how to use the subway. He's been on it "dozens of times." [Ed. - Not since Metrocards] Wes Clark can pretend to talk to someone on his cellphone while shooting off campaign slogans. Wes Clark likes bagels. And pushups. He knows what a "blog" is. How do I know? Because I just watched Reality TV. Oh wait, the opposite: The WesCam. How did we ever get by without it?
Hot By Association
We finally have an answer to the question everyone's been asking. Does proximity to George Clooney
make you hotter? Well, DC has been looking a little less shabby since the Hollywood heartthrob starting filming K Street
here. And, I did feel a lot hotter when I was standing next to George at the premiere. [Ed. - Though that may have been the heat lamp keeping the roast beef warm...]
But now we have empirical evidence. James Carville
has been included in People Magazine
's "Sexiest Men" issue - hitting newsstands tomorrow. According to Mary Matalin
, he is "Sexy in black tie and hot, hot in jeans with no pot belly!" [Ed. - Bleh] According to us, he is an alien. You be the judge:
Sharing Wolf Blitzer
's season tickets last night at the Wizard's game was Congressman Rahm Emmanuel
(D-IL) - former Clinton
fundraiser and senior advisor. Wolf and the Chicago Democrat saw Cleveland Rookie LeBron James
pour in 28 points, his career high.
We think Wolf had originally invited Cleveland-area congressman Dennis Kucinich
to see his Cavaliers
play, but the former boy mayor was out searching for Ms. Right
apear when you write me. Send recent
sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org
This picture intrigues me. The carboard Hulk that Sen. Ted Stevens
(R-Alaska) had at his 80th birthday party yesterday seems to be attacking his staffer.
But that's not all. Stevens had his face super imposed on the hulk's body [Ed. - Bwuah
. Scary.] As disturbing as the image is, it seems to have convinced the reporter in the front row, who is holding his microphone up to the Stevens Hulk, waiting for words of wisdom on the environment.
And in case you're wondering, the Hulk's dialogue bubble reads: ARRGHHH...80 YEARS...AND STILL THE TOUGHEST *#$% IN THE SENATE...HULK MUST USE POWER FOR GOOD...FOR ALASKA...FOR AMERICA
(and for cake...mmn)
It looks like Bill Clinton
spokesperson rumors were false. He won't be hawking suits for a Chinese menswear outlet
. Also, he did not star in ads for a Chinese alcoholic rice drink
. President Clinton was in China to talk about his work against 'AIDS.'
Well that's no fun. I thought President Clinton was gonna be a whole new kind of FPOTUS, breaking out of the box and whatnot. But no
, he's just going to work to 'end disease' and establish 'world peace.' Blah blah blah. That's what Jimmy Carter
NO MODEL CONTRACT FOR CLINTON
Last night, Rep. Ric Keller
(R-Fla.) and his wife at the Flip Orley
comic-hypnotist show at The Improv
. A short squabble over which one of them would embarass themselves onstage proved fruitless. They watched from the third row and skipped out before the show ended.
are submitted by readers. Send stories of stalking your favorite DC politicos to email@example.com
is trying to lure George W. out of office with some shuga. "He should have his own show," she told GQ magazine. "He's a very charismatic guy. He's funny."
Is showbiz worth giving up the plush digs at 1600 Penn? It's a bit of wishful thinking on Miss Uma's part. Hoping he'll be good at something: "I really wish he wasn't running the country. ...I didn't want him to be elected, but I hoped he wouldn't do a bad job. I have to say it's been less than impressive."
Nasal-gazers focus on UMA
Skating In The Garden
Despite the warm and swampy weather today, the holiday season has begun. Outdoor ice skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
has re-opened through March 14, 2004.
Perhaps wait until the rink has gone from soup to solid before "reveling in the winter wonderland," but then feel free to enjoy hot chocolate and other treats at the adjacent Pavilion Cafe.
Ice Skating Returns to Sculpture Garden [RollCall]
I Hate That Man, signed
-Joe George W
(D-VT) celebrated his 55th birthday at Capitol City Brewing Company
Here, the "other candidates" posted their disdain for the Deano on Blog for America
. An endless source of amusement for Bloggers For America stems from posting under nasty pseudonyms like "Bill O'Reilly." If you cut out the shameless Dean boosting, there are some funny bits:
Another flip flop by the governor I see. In prior campaign filing reports Dr. Dean said he was 54, and now you are reporting 55. When will it end?
Posted by: John Kerry at November 17, 2003 12:07 PM | Link
Just wanted to confirm my assertions that the governor is always angy. And I come to this blog and find it is indeed true. Just look at the expression on your candidates face in the picture for this thread. Pure anger. I, on the other hand, am a trial attorney who has learned to mask my emotions to pretend to be empathetic when I'm not, and to talk out of the side of my mouth when I need to say something I don't really believe in order to get elected.
Posted by: John Edwards at November 17, 2003 12:10 PM | Link
You go Howard. You cut a better rug then many men half your age. By the way, any chance you can take me to the big dance with you. Enjoyed the JJ dinner swing we had. But would love the chance to be the first president/vice president combo to dance together at an inaugeration.
Posted by: Carol Mosley Braun at November 17, 2003 12:17 PM | Link
Damn, Kerry beat me to pointing out the flip-flop on the age. Guess all I have left to say is that I am the son of a milk truck driver.
Posted by: Richard Gephardt at November 17, 2003 12:22 PM | Link
Comment on Dean Supporters Celebrate Governor's 55th Birthday
Fight! Fight! Fight!
used to talk about liberal sissies. Al Franken
challenged him to a fight. Lowry declined, kept talking 'bout sissies. Franken slapped him with a white glove again. Now their taking it to the streets. Er, the web. Not as cool to watch as say Celebrity Death Match: Punditriffic!
, but it should be interesting. I'll let you know when they start going at it on Spinsanity
. (They have to read each other's books. It may be awhile)
panty mentions 2
references to political parties bosses boosting book sales 15
# of times a variation of lie
promises of bloodshed 0
I don't know if I can watch...
Lowry vs. Franken
I Already Gots A Mom
Presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun
has some great ideas for rebuilding Iraq:
"I would call our allies around the world and offer them all Krispy Kremes and make up and engage them in helping us to come out with honor." (Hardball)
Moseley Braun seems intent on running to be my mom instead of president. She'd like to teach the world to sing - with lots of comfort food.
The Real Money's in the Bathroom
I know that you like to be "up" on the new fangled technology all "the kids are playing with." It's great that you invented the internet for us. We've been using it alot. But do you think we're ready for a waterfree urinal? It's hard enough keeping our drunk friends from eating the urinal mint. Also, aren't you easy enough to make fun of without going into the urine business? Just wondering.
Gore Signs On to New Campaign
Der... I dunno
A resuscitation of K Street
is looking unlikely. Ed Henry
reports that HBO
is looking for a way to back out of continuing the show next year. "We announced it as a 10-episode commitment and this is episode 10. We don't have any other commitments," says HBO spokesman Toby Becker
Washington politicos think differently. Co-creator Michael Deaver
said: "It's an HBO decision and I don't think they have talked to everybody that they need to talk to," like all the talking heads who are still miffed they didn't get to be on the show this season.
"All I know if what I know, which is nothing," said Carville
At least he's honest.
Farewell To Clooney [RollCall]
K Street, RIP
If there was a moral in the
Season Finale of K Street
, it was that looks can be deceiving. Pay attention to George Clooney
, Danielsan. If you take his words to heart, you too can navigate the shadowy arteries of the Washington streets:
The seemingly normal guy is full of raging sex pathologies. The weird dude in pink is the only upstanding man in Washington [Ed - This is a red herring. No self-respecting Washingtonian wears pink]. The man who does not leave his apartment cannot be trusted. The sexy blond lesbian is a decoy for a bored neurotic girl nobody likes. The famous people have no idea who pays their bills.
Due to their ominous ties to evil Saudies, Mary J
hit the lowest of lows. With their assets frozen, and their faces wracked with shame, the Carvilles
were forced to go against their better judgement and throw an extremely gauch party. Amid tin foil warmers, they sold off Bergstrom Lowell
's furniture and their children's artwork. They emptied their offices, hoping to leave the bad taste of K Street
behind them forever. Unfortunately, just as they were left with responsibility for the failure of the firm, they'll still be in Washington when Clooney goes back to real entertainment in Hollywood.