It was quite the weekend here in DC, with Washingtonians shaking off their post-season blues with some parties and gatherings. Happy birthday to RNC powerhouse Cherie Short, who celebrated her birth in a fury of boas and pink at her swanky Georgetown home. Also seen in DC this week was none other than He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, who checked into the sumptuous Mandarin Hotel of Southwest Friday night. No word yet if he set up the lobby’s fireplace to be part of the Floo Network. Continue reading Voldemort in DC!
Former George W. political architect Karl Rove and his wife of 24 years, Darby, were granted a divorce in Texas. A family spokeswoman, Dana Perino, said this of the split: “The couple came to the decision mutually and amicably, and they maintain a close relationship and a strong friendship. There will be no further comment, and the family requests that its privacy be respected.” The couple has one son, Andrew Madison Rove, who is 20 years old and attending Trinity University. Continue reading Karl Rove and wife divorce
In a chit chat with Don Imus, former prez candidate John McCain got all fired up about some stimulus nonsense. Now if only he’d shown this much passion when it actually mattered during the ’08 campaign: Imus: Did you support that bill? McCain: Hell no. Imus: I don’t think you have to swear at me Senator when I’m just asking a… McCain: I’m not swearing at you. I’m swearing I’ve had to have been smoking something pretty strong to vote for that outrageous use of taxpayers’ dollars … There’s not a lot of happy people out there, so you see … Continue reading McCain shows some emotion, about a year too late
In a recent expose by the Politico, House Majority Leader/Botox postergirl Nancy Pelosi spent upwards of $3000 in taxpayer funds to buy flowers. The Democratic Party’s leading lady has gotten in trouble for her spendthrift ways before, and also managed to expense over $30,000 in food and beverage. The ridiculous woman also managed $2740 on bottled water. I hope she recycled. Pelosi’s minions defended her spending, saying that the congresswoman’s use of a local florist makes it all okay. In all fairness, Minority Leader John Boehner spent about 20% less than Pelosi did in catering expenses, which is what you … Continue reading Pelosi: recession buster! NOT.
Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) locked Republicans out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room because some Democrats weren’t present. Towns’ bipartisan actions came following public censure and ridicule after the leading Republican on the committee, Rep. Darrell Iss (R-Calif), challenged the Democrat to launch an invesitation into Countrywide Mortgage’s rumored deals with the city’s elite. Towns’ has been refusing requests from Republicans to subpoena records in this case, most likely because he is totally scot free and not on the receiving end of a clearly corrupt transaction from the mortgage company. A staffer of the GOP has video … Continue reading Democrat locks Republicans out of room because he has nothing to hide
Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R-Yorba Linda), who champions family values and other saintly endeavors, was caught bragging about some sexploits with women not his wife while a microphone was attached to him. Oops. Duvall’s comments were caught on video during a July hearing in Sacramento. The video, which exposes Duvall as a philandering braggart with a penchant for younger female lobbyists, went viral Tuesday. He resigned within 24 hours of the Internet video explosion. Duvall commented, “I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly.” Adding to “teachable moment,” in a … Continue reading Assemblyman resigns after making sexually explicit comments while miked
After a 40 day hiatus from the exhausting work of public service and screwing up the foundations of America, politicians are returning to the Hill for another round of annoying, mud-slinging, generally ineffective attempts to create legislation. The Congressional recess probably offered little respite and much anxiety for many unpopular officeholders as they returned to their districts to pesky citizens demanding that they be represented and not have their concerns fall on deaf, partisan ears. House Democrats have experienced little mobility, as they currently sit in an almost identical position they were in when they left July. That is … Continue reading Politicans in da House! (and Senate)