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The Devil Wears Nankeen Breeches

Pity the once buttoned-up historian who, fresh from a harrowing plagiarism scandal, returns to the shelf with a little cleavage and some saucy shoptalk. This is Doris Kearns Goodwin on her latest biography: Read more on The Devil Wears Nankeen Breeches…
 

Daily Briefing — Katrina: A ‘Besieged White House’

• Rove and Bartlett devised plan to shift blame to Louisiana and to ignore Democrats’ attacks; many Bush advisors spent weekend at Nicole Devenish‘s wedding in Greece. Chertoff‘s talking point: “We will have time to go back and do an after-action report, but the time right now is to look at what the enormous tasks ahead are.” [NYT] • Officials point fingers over failures in Gulf Coast. Nagin: “We’re still fighting over authority.” Hillary calls for independent commission to analyze response. [NYT, WT] • “Besieged White House” forced to balance problems on the Gulf Coast, complexity of Supreme Court drama, and ongoing challenges in Iraq. [WP, WT] • High death toll anticipated. Michael Leavitt: “I think it’s evident it’s in the thousands.” Chertoff: “We need to prepare the country for what’s coming.” [WP, NYT, LAT] Read more on Daily Briefing — Katrina: A ‘Besieged White House’…