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Debt Ceiling Dangles Like Giant Turd Over Global Economy

So, kids, are we having fun with the government shutdown yet? From dieting kids, to cancer kids, to forced family vacations, isn’t Congress just the best?!? American exceptionalism at its finest! However, the fun is just beginning. Because while a government shutdown only causes headaches and pain for U.S. Americans, Congress is determined to share such misery with the rest of the world with another self-made crisis: the debt ceiling! Because sharing is caring! What’s this debt ceiling, you ask. Well, it is the statutory limit of borrowing for the Treasury Department, kind of like a credit card limit, but a super-platinum one where you get to set your own limit. If we can set our own limit, how can there possibly be a problem? Silly Wonkeroos, we have but one answer for you: House GOP. Let’s wonksplore, shall we?  Read more on Debt Ceiling Dangles Like Giant Turd Over Global Economy…
  things we knew

Everyone In Washington Loves To Shill For Goldman Sachs

This article about Goldman Sachs’ legal/lobbying/PR team is completely terrifying. The team includes Obama’s ex-White House counsel Greg Craig, as you know, but also Ken Duberstein, Harold Ford Senior, former SEC commissioner/Shelby aide Richard Roberts, PR sleaze Mark “Master of Disaster” Fabiani, Dick Gephardt, and “a veteran former regulatory reporter for the New York Times.” That doesn’t even include any of the names on Goldman’s in-house team, where Satan and the very worst Shakespearean antagonists serve as mere interns. [Washington Post] Read more on Everyone In Washington Loves To Shill For Goldman Sachs…
 

BREAKING … GUY WITHOUT EYEBROWS ENDORSES HILLARY

Do you remember Richard “Dick” Gephardt, the famous NASCAR racer who became a labor union and ran against McKinley? Well, he’s back! And he wants you to know that when it comes to the entrenched Democrat establishment, he is still on board. Read more on BREAKING … GUY WITHOUT EYEBROWS ENDORSES HILLARY…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Attention Pleas

* Jack Cafferty thinks Alberto Gonzalez is a “weasel.” Don’t ask him what he thinks about Wolf. [C&L] * Jon Kyl is going on a legislation-blocking rampage because he’s just so tired of “Walnuts, Walnuts, Walnuts” all the damn time. [TPM Muckraker] * George “H-Dubs” Bush almost dies on the golf course — HuffPo commenters wish him well. [HuffPo] * Michael Bloomberg wants to fuck up the 2008 election. [Captain’s Quarters] * So does Ron Paul. [Wizbang Politics] * Dick Gephardt saves Bill Clinton’s ass, again. [Freakonomics] * John McCain stink-palms himself. [CC Insider] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Attention Pleas…
 

Wonk’d: Barely Legal

Travesties abound this week as Helen Thomas waits in the cold while waves of taxis pass her by, Clarence Thomas struggles to afford a $15 hamburger, and people still listen to anything Dick Gephardt has to say. All this sadness plus a sighting with a really fishy smell and a touch of Alanis-style irony, after you finish your Zoloft. Read more on Wonk’d: Barely Legal…
 

You Too Can Win the Tom Daschle Award For Most Depressing Career

Desperate, broke grad students, have we got a deal for you: with a few minor adjustments, you can turn your dissertation into a rich, engrossing history of the political career of million-term congressman Dick Gephardt and receive the prestigious Richard A. Gephardt Fellowship. From his first failed run for the Democratic presidential nomination (beaten by Michael Dukakis!) to his last failed run for the Democratic presidential nomination (beaten by John Kerry and Howard Dean!), his storied career is full of achievements not quite made and goals not quite reached. Read more on You Too Can Win the Tom Daschle Award For Most Depressing Career…
 

Wonk’d: The Breeders

The American political elite are enviable in so many ways. Doesn’t everyone wish they had a really good-looking family, like Dick Gephardt’s? Or a culturally sensitive patriarch, like Karl Rove? Perhaps there is more admiration for our great athletes — like Yankees players Mike Mussina and Alex Rodriguez, who both have tons of fans — even if Jeff Gannon isn’t one. In any case, just sit back and have a beer like Tim Russert, or go Patrick Kennedy-style with an iced tea — there’s lots more wonk’d after the jump. There’s no way that baseball hats and sunglasses can keep any celebs from getting wonk’d by you hardworking tipsters. Once you’ve discovered their charade, email us, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line (and the name of the “brity” that should have known better). You keep a sendin’, we’ll keep a postin’, and they’ll keep pretendin’ to be surprised when they’re spotted. Read more on Wonk’d: The Breeders…
 

Wonk’d: Blinged Out Edition

Spotted this week were some damn fine Americans, with a whole lot of shiny metal at home on their mantels. Mia Hamm has her World Cup trophies, Anderson Cooper has his Emmy, Michael Hayden has all that weird military stuff on his shirt, and Jimmy Carter has that thing they call a Nobel. Not everyone can be number one, though, so just enjoy what you can — like Donald Rumsfeld and his juicy steaks, or Antonin Scalia and his fancy car. Feed your need for life envy; there are lots more people richer than you. Check out the sightings, after the jump. Oh, and intern season is here! It sure is great that just as soon as the laminate dries on their cute little “109th Congress Intern” badges, they’re off and sending us tips. Act like an intern and send in your own via email, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line, and the name of the fancy pants you spotted. We won’t pay you anything, just like real interns! Read more on Wonk’d: Blinged Out Edition…
 

Wonk’d: The Spring Break Edition

People seem to be having a good time these days. This week in Wonk’d brings us Judy Miller, savoring her freedom; Chief Justice John Roberts, taking in the cherry blossoms; and James Carville, enjoying a springtime run. Also spotted: Hillary Clinton, hopping into her pimped-out town car; Rep. James Sensenbrenner, buying a small fortune in lottery tickets; and Cynthia McKinney pal Danny Glover, asking for directions. You can check them out, along with several other celebrity sightings, after the jump. Please continue to keep us well-stocked in sightings, via email, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line (along with the name of the spotted celeb). Thanks! Read more on Wonk’d: The Spring Break Edition…
 

Wonk’d: March Mediocrity?

This week’s collection of celebrity sightings is a little disappointing; we’ve seen better around here. Are you all too busy enjoying college basketball, warm weather, and cherry blossoms, leaving you without time to keep your editors informed of the comings and goings of famous people? Please don’t forget to email us with your sightings, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line (as well as the name of the spotted celeb). After the jump: Patti LaBelle, in a purple fur; John King and Gheorghe Muresan, participating in the March Madness; and a bunch of senators on planes. Read more on Wonk’d: March Mediocrity?…
 

Wonk’d: Shopping With the Stars

Just because you’re famous, or famous-for-D.C., doesn’t mean you don’t need to buy stuff. Actually, we take that back; it kinda does! Usually celebrities can have their household help or personal assistants do their shopping for them. But sometimes they buy their own stuff — and when they do, Wonk’d sightings are the hilarious result! After the jump (click here), live vicariously through your fellow Wonkette readers, as they hit the supermarket with Bill Cosby, shop for electronics with Donna Brazile — and give Dick Cheney the finger. (And please continue to email us with your sightings, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line. Thanks!) Read more on Wonk’d: Shopping With the Stars…
 

Wonk’d: A Slow Week in Celeb Sightings

What the heck is going on? Are famous people abandoning our fair city — or are you, our readers, just not sending in enough sightings to us? After the jump, a handful of desultory Wonk’d items. We were so hard up for sightings that most of our items involve D.C. types spotted hundreds of miles away from the District. We know that you can do better for next week. Please email us your sightings, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line. Much thanks! Read more on Wonk’d: A Slow Week in Celeb Sightings…