The group blog of The New Republic
February 7, 2007
Last night I was chatting with an acquaintance about her boyfriend, a fairly obscure columnist. At one point I said something about how Washington is a small town, and she misheard me as calling her man "small time." With a tone of indignation she retorted: "Oh, no--he's syndicated!"
Because who would be caught dead with someone who wasn't?
Yesterday's Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times editorial pages argued against Texas Governor Rick Perry's executive mandate to make the HPV vaccine Gardasil mandatory for all sixth-grade girls, and, as the Sun Times put it, not for the reasons you might think: "Our objection is not the moral one raised by conservatives: W
From CNN's "Breaking News" email:
"NASA is revising its psychological screening of astronauts after one of them, Lisa Nowak, was charged with attempted murder."
There's a theory that John Warner is just the beginning: That tons of not-yet-defected Republicans are thoroughly fed up with Bush and are giving him -- by filibustering the anti-surge vote in the Senate -- a last push on the swing before they just walk away.
This one comes from leaving on the television after the ABC evening news: How can Pat Sajak and Vanna White--especially Vanna White--have been doing this all these years, night after night after vowel after consonant, without going completely insane?
P.S. Here's Sajak on global warming. He's Crichton-esque!