Just back from a dinner party at Christopher Hitchens’s – a refreshingly eclectic crowd, from David Frum to Lewis Lapham. For some unaccountable reason, Mrs. Graham didn’t invite any of us to her inaugural Georgetown dinner party for W. I’m crushed. Anyway, much glee from all sides on Rodhamscam. Hitch and I barely agree on … Continue reading ON THE COUCH
Am I the only one to be mildly suspicious of Donna Brazile’s recent confession that she admires Clarence Thomas? In the American Spectator Online, she says that she considers Thomas to be a “role model for black Americans” just “like Jesse Jackson, Tiger Woods and Thurgood Marshall.” Yes, Marshall “had a different path” to the … Continue reading DONNA E IGNOBILE
Mickey Kaus, never one to shill for paleo-libs or Democratic hacks, backs my personal view of Paul Offner’s credibility: He says on Kausfiles.com, “Who is Paul Offner, the man who accuses John Ashcroft of asking about “sexual preference” in a job interview? It so happens that the editor of kausfiles knows Offner, having worked with … Continue reading THANKS, MICKEY
A typically smarmy piece by Andrew Ferguson in the current Slate about the alleged “failing upward” of Mary Matalin. Ferguson cannot believe that anyone would fall in love with someone whose politics is diametrically opposite. Mercifully, I don’t know anything about the romantic life of Andrew Ferguson but his aspersions on the Matalin-Carville hook-up are … Continue reading LOVE AND POLITICS
Have any liberals wondered what will happen if they fail to kill the Ashcroft nomination? They’ll have thrown everything they have at him and he’ll still survive. So what if he’s then nominated for the Supreme Court? Won’t there be over 50 Senate votes on the record in his favor for A.G.? Won’t it be … Continue reading THE REAL ASHCROFT NIGHTMARE
Bum rap on Chavez, methinks. What did her in was eliding the truth to the Bushies. They hate finding stuff out in the paper. And then her bizarre press conference, which looked like an attack and became a surrender, left everyone confused. The AFL-CIO seems pleased but they won’t do much better next time. Whoever … Continue reading CLOSE CHAVEZ
Drudge, with his usual eye for gold, mines Vanity Fair’s profile of Keanu Reeves. I almost never read celebrity movie star profiles – who gives a damn what actors think anyway? – but I was impressed with Keanu’s defense of his drug-use. The honesty is refreshing. He says he’s `had wonderful experiences’ with drugs, adding, … Continue reading KEANU BELIEVE HIM?