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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined Wonkette.com in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • norbizness

    Never has a referring website had such an accurate name.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Jayson Blair?

  • trondant

    Cheney’s stenographer is still there though, right?

  • Looy

    Between all the fleeing Politico reporters and Wonkette writers, my head is spinning

  • gurukalehuru

    They’re leaving quicker than Wonketteers. Is this just the farm league for the MSM?

  • thefrontpage

    Who has “late 2010” in the When the Holy Hell Will This Politico Thing Finally Die pool?

    Whomever it is, you’re in the lead.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Politico for the WaPo? Ouch.

  • JMP

    While the collapse of Politico, like the Moonie Times before, is fun to watch, what I really hope to see is a Fox meltdown.

    Have any of the former writers talked of their reasons for leaving? That dirt should be interesting.

  • Fox News Light

    Ha, it was my commenting in JMarts blog that got her hired..i was just reminiscing the days were I obsessively checked Politico’s blog for a year during the election…what a excellent use of my time.

    Now of course I have Wonkette….time to press F5 right now.

  • thefrontpage

    Several of the writers who have left have basically said this, “It sucks to work there.”

  • Aurelio

    [re=551616]thefrontpage[/re]: Thankz. That answers all my questions.

  • bureaucrap

    They just really need to go in-house at the RNC. That way, all the editorial staff’s (I guess that leaves 2? 3?) stripper expenses will be covered.

  • x111e7thst

    Maybe that Quatari diplomat who was going to set his shoes on fire could get a job at Politico?
    For shits and giggles.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Rats leaving a sinking ship . . . for another sinking ship?

  • doxastic

    We are ALL Kenneth Gladney, and now we will all win the morning.

  • WadISay

    My money’s on Alan Keyes.


    Wait wait wait wait WAIT!

    At what point did we start calling POLITICO employees, “reporters”?

  • weejee

    Michael Steele will be da man. There’s no way he can be whipped er blow this ahhh be beaten aw fuck – lose.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=551616]thefrontpage[/re]: You mean VandeHarris were WRONG?

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=551605]trondant[/re]: Actually, the utterances of Dick Cheney are divined by a blind priestess, who first sucks off the tailpipe of a 1972 El Dorado, and then shoots a lawyer and reads out the will of the Dark Lord by the blood spatters.

    As far as I know, Politico has yet to sell the El Dorado.


    [re=551657]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: As long as she is scantily clad, nubile, and dances around in a drug induced state paying no attention to the world around her, well, that’s alright with me.

  • DustBowlBlues

    Politico, WaP0? Who cares. I turned on the teevee machine at 2:00C, by force of habit, and saw Ed Schulz. Blech.

    Until they bring back my pretend boyfriend, MSNBC daytime is dead to me.

    Oh, the topic: Except for when “my” wonkette makes fun of it, Politico has been dead to me for a long time.

  • ArugulaTeleprompterz

    [re=551649]WadISay[/re]: Possibly Alicia Keys? Why not?

  • plowman

    That has to be the biggest fucking housecat I’ve ever seen…

  • Mr Blifil

    Actually Kenneth Gladney’s trial goes before a judge this month. Sounds like a niche ripe for filling Wonkett.

  • LowerdPeninsula

    Wait, so Ms. Henderson jumped from the RMS Titanic, Jr. onto the the actual Titanic? Silly black girl; don’t you know that we can’t swim and thus don’t like boats? Plus, you may get your hair wet, allowing which is tantamount to sin in the black community. Get yourself on dry land, girl!