WE ARE SHALLOW  1:22 pm July 18, 2008

Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut Is Funny, Hot

by Ken Layne

Even prettier than Dana Milbank, if you can imagine such a thing.It’s time for our weekly feature about funny Washington Post reporters who also photograph well. (This is the first and last installment.) Meet Anne “E.” Kornblut, WaPo national politics ace reporter. On that washingtonpost.com chat thing yesterday, she admitted to writing some kind of hilarious fake Bush acceptance speech poem, typed “LOL” in response to a Jesse Helms joke, and said this about Hillary maybe trying to still get the nomination: “She really does seem to have moved on in my view. Her supporters are another matter.” [Washington Post/Fishbowl DC]

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kudzu July 18, 2008 at 1:25 pm

I’d do her.

InsidiousTuna July 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm

That’s so true! We are shallow!

Four Whore Diamonds.

MoodProcessor July 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Her eyes are crooked.

MoodProcessor July 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm

[re=39409]KevoTron[/re]: I’m with you. Take a piece of paper and hold it over alternating sides of her face. She’s got some kind of Harvey Dent thing going on there. Seriously, the Librarian and the Dominatrix have found a way to assume the same point in space-time.

Guppy06 July 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm

[re=39414]MoodProcessor[/re]: “Seriously, the Librarian and the Dominatrix have found a way to assume the same point in space-time.”

And this is a problem?

MoodProcessor July 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm

“Let’s get together after work. I’ll show you my Dewey Decimal.”

Joey Ratz July 18, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Hot + funny = win!

Agreed, Ken.

Monsieur Grumpe July 18, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Kornblut? Sounds like a name from a John waters movie.

Bypartizoa July 18, 2008 at 1:42 pm


Vewol Mevemont July 18, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Tina Fey and I will have a threesome with this woman.

tsunami July 18, 2008 at 1:44 pm

pithy. well put. exactly right.

i wouldn’t want to talk to her…but i’d do her.

MoodProcessor July 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm

No Problem At All!
I’d be naughty, and try to check out the refernce books!

Guppy06 July 18, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Her use of the acronym “LOL” qualifies her for a cushy job in the Detroit government!

Botswana Meat Commission FC July 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Hot? Don’t you live in Southern California, Layne?

RuperttheBear July 18, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Anne E. Kornblut: I am no gambler, but I think the odds are a lot, lot longer than that


Quacker July 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm

I’d hit that, no matter which gender it turned out to be.

Seanibus July 18, 2008 at 1:59 pm

When Anne covered Capitol Hill for the Boston Globe, she could melt all the boys into small puddles just by putting on those little glasses she wears. I had a colleague who was regularly reduced to incoherence, at least more incoherence than usual, whenever Anne walked through the Senate Press Gallery.

jimh July 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Rowr. With more posts like this one, I could cut back on the donkey porn.

PoliticalGraffiti July 18, 2008 at 2:08 pm

she used “LOL”. i bet she says “BJ” instead blow job too…ugh

donner_froh July 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Smart, hot, likes to drink (or so it seems from this picture)


graceless July 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm

If HRC had moved on, she would have released her delegates.

S.Luggo July 18, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Her Q&A chat was the intellectual equivalent of valium. Just another DC hack.

Sara K. Smith July 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Oh hey are a bunch of comments deleted? Yes, and that is because you are all fucking cretins.

Political Addict July 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Dana Priest of the Post is much hotter, both physically and intellectually. (I think Kornblut looks a bit weird.) Here’s a pic of Priest. http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/aroundthetable/priest.html

And Priest does have a sense of humor. Further, I have to agree — Kornblut is not a good reporter. I think she’s pretty biased.

Plus think about the fun you could have with her name (sadly, she’s married, but it’s her maiden name.) Like — “Mom, I’m going to get married to a Priest.”

S.Luggo July 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm

[re=39524]Sara K. Smith[/re]: Elitist.

northernobserver July 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Anne Kornblut is also notable for being the third point of a love triangle – her husband left her for Savannah Guthrie now of NBC, then of CourtTV

S.Luggo July 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm

[re=39542]Political Addict[/re]: Your link omitted Priest’s reporting on the Walter Reed scandal and on Black Ops secret prisons.

Priest makes Kornblut sound like a fashion reporter.

magic titty July 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm

[re=39524]Sara K. Smith[/re]: Boo. Hiss.

Guppy06 July 18, 2008 at 3:25 pm

[re=39524]Sara K. Smith[/re]: I, for one, welcome our new copulating, cretinous overlords!

Bandito July 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Kornblut is funny. She’s the original author of the classic poem made up of Bush quotes, “Make the Pie Higher”:

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It’s a world of madmen
And uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pit bull on the pant leg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish
Can coexist.

Families is where our nation finds hope
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!

JamesMichaelCurley July 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm

[re=39509]graceless[/re]: I just spoke with a Clinton delegate on Sunday. Bitter, bitter, bitter; but hitting everyone up for ‘donations’ to attend the convention.

Delicious July 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm

I’d hit David Broder.

Lana Bang July 18, 2008 at 3:52 pm

She’s DC hot at best, which means in real life she’s meh. Tina Fey, on the other hand, I would hit in a heartbeat. If she gave me the time of day.

Lazy Media July 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm

[re=39593]Lana Bang[/re]: Jeez, people, it’s not a tournament with one winner. Lots and lots of people are hot. So what if she’s D.C. hot. SHE LIVES IN D.C.! And that poem rocks.

Lana Bang July 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm

[re=39606]Lazy Media[/re]: I’m always just floored by the lack of standards in this town. Now that I think of it, so true on many fronts.

Rodney Badger July 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Jewish chicks don’t swallow, even if they did go to law school.

Rodney Badger July 18, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Speaking of “LOL,” I was watching To Catch a Predator to see if there were finally going to air my episode and Chris Hanson was reading a chat transcript wherein the boyfriend/pervert typed LOL. But Chris literally laughed out loud when he came to that part of the transcript.

I worry that this will set a dangerous precedent. What if someone types roflcopter or lollercaust? How do you convey that kind of actual leetspeak in actual speak.

KevoTron July 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm

[re=39524]Sara K. Smith[/re]: It’s becoming increasingly difficult to ascertain when comments about buttsecks are appropriate and when it crosses into misogyny. I’ll play it on the safe side and reserve them for threads that pertain to closeted Republicans.

In regards to Ms. Kornblut I redact my original comment (which was deleted anyways) and just say this:

I would love to take Ms. Kornblut out for a fancy dinner where I would pull out her chair and make witty, acerbic comments about such refined things as Impressionism, Kafka and the “death of the American dream.”

And by that I mean…. oh you get the drift.

S.Luggo July 18, 2008 at 4:51 pm

[re=39572]Bandito[/re]: Kornblut is not the author of “Make The Pie Higher”. It first appeared in 2002 (when Anne E. was still covering mall openings for the Globe) and is most often attributed to Richard Thompson.

shortsshortsshorts July 18, 2008 at 6:03 pm

[re=39639]KevoTron[/re]: I agree. I would love to open a door for her and perhaps pull back her chair. Perhaps I would even assist her with her household chores and cook a her a nice meal. And then, well, you know…

Vewol Mevemont July 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm

[re=39702]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: [re=39639]KevoTron[/re]: That all sounds nice. You will do those lovely things for this charming woman, and I will have the buttsecks. Thank you.

Vewol Mevemont July 18, 2008 at 6:25 pm

[re=39524]Sara K. Smith[/re]: Please be gentle with the infants; we are so tender.

KevoTron July 18, 2008 at 6:26 pm

[re=39714]Vewol Mevemont[/re]: Misogynist Cretin. Burn in hell. What makes you think Ms. Kornblut “does anal” anyways? What do you think she is? Some kind of evangelical preacher or a Republican congressman?

KevoTron July 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm

I see this thread has legs after all. Hmmm…

Other things I would do for her:

Bring chocolates and flowers.

Cook dinner AND do the dishes.

Never call her again.

Vewol Mevemont July 18, 2008 at 6:33 pm

[re=39724]KevoTron[/re]: Why do you hate babies? Is it because you hate America?

KevoTron July 18, 2008 at 6:45 pm

[re=39731]Vewol Mevemont[/re]: Babies should NOT be allowed on Wonkette to discuss teh buttsecks. You might catch teh ghey at a young age and than you cannot be fixed like that Colorado preacher homo. (I mean un-Homo.)

Really I hate everything. I wake up in the morning and I just HATE! Some people call me bitter. I call myself a sexist, racist, douchebag. (or a Republican. just kidding.)

shortsshortsshorts July 18, 2008 at 7:11 pm

[re=39731]Vewol Mevemont[/re]: [re=39738]KevoTron[/re]: No, babies should not be allowed to discuss the butt secks because then more Republicans will start coming to Wonkette.

anabellum July 18, 2008 at 8:08 pm

[re=39639]KevoTron[/re]: im wondering what happened here…my comment was deleted for being misogynist?…blink blink…

as i recall, i posted …”im impressed [which i meant]…and she [meaning Kornblut] didnt even mention ‘taut buttocks’…not once…[meaning not falling into a well known cliche, or so i thought]…”

i get a little tired of the misogyny around here myself [even when its meant jokingly]…

but ive got to say, if thats why my post was deleted, as opposed to the fact that it simply wasnt funny….then thats absolutely the first time ive even been accused of misogyny……

rather hard to imagine in fact…hopefully ive got this all wrong…

Mr. Spanky July 18, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Anne: “I want to feel your manhood in me!”

Me: “Yes, yes! A thousand times yes!


Dream Over!

Thomas July 18, 2008 at 10:00 pm
bitchincamaro July 19, 2008 at 4:52 pm

[re=39524]Sara K. Smith[/re]: I think free speech quashing f-word using editors are hot. Back atcha.

melving July 19, 2008 at 7:40 pm

I remember the old days when Anne used to be on the Brit Hume show stuck between those old assholes Freddy Barnes and Chucky Krauthammer. I really felt sorry for her.

shortsshortsshorts July 20, 2008 at 12:48 am


kstahmer June 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Great figure, nice legs, there’s no part of her anatomy I wouldn’t lick.

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