Tag Archives: The White House

Scrutinizing Desiree

She has the cutest haircut in D.C. (sorry Madame First lady) but the White House Social Secretary is the focus of a lot of negative attention after the White House state dinner party crash. The WaPo does a story that’s … Continue reading

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Sean Carter: FOB (Friend of Barack???) and other gems from the White House visitor logs

CORRECTED: ThinkProgress has the real deal, and I had it wrong (though I should stipulate that I actually wouldn’t care if any of those people visited the White House…) But the facts are these: Jay Z and Michael Jordan? yes, … Continue reading

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What the butler saw

Eugene Allen served in the White House for three decades. The LA Times has a moving, beautifully written account of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as White House butler to eight presidents. An excerpt: President Truman called him … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorneygate: it’s official

The OIG’s report confirms that the plan to fire U.S. attorneys who refused to play politics for the administration was hatched in the White House. Don’t hold your breath for TV news coverage…

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Tony Snow dead at 53

The conservative talk radio host, Fox News commentator and White House spokesman (who later worked for CNN,) succumbed to the colon cancer that had spread to his liver. TV Newser has a bunch of statements, including from the White House, … Continue reading

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So … they saw the book beforehand?

If the White House got an advanced look at the Scott McClellan manuscript, is “he’s not the Scott we knew” the best coordinated response they could come up with, given a full month’s lead time? Wow, these guys are really … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews does it again

David Gregory has been spinning himself silly trying to deflate the accusation that the press was too soft on President Bush, and were played by the administration in the run-up to the Iraq. War. His indefensible defensiveness was exploded by … Continue reading

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Scott’s greatest hits

Scott McClellan wasn’t as much of a douchebag as Ari Fleischer, or as slick as Tony Snow, but he was as stonewally a press secretary as they whip up in Texas. Do you remember the time? “I’ve said that it’s … Continue reading

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Burning up the evidence?

The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where the White House staff and vice president have their offices … is burning … on the same day the NYT reports the following: Bush Lawyers Discussed Fate of C.I.A. Tapes By MARK MAZZETTI and … Continue reading

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Executive privilege, the sequel

Now it’s Karl Rove’s turn to hide under Fred Fielding’s skirts.

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