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  what the youths are up to

Young Conservatives: They’re Young, And Conservative, &c.

Perhaps in honor of CPAC, but with no mention of CPAC at all, the Washington Post has run a delightful “color piece” this morning about what it’s for young Republican hatchlings looking for work in Washington, where they are no longer welcome. Basically there are about seven of these people, total, all gaming for one position at Grover Norquist’s tax place. Let us learn more about these out-of-luck patriots, by block-quoting a few of the funny things they say. Read more on Young Conservatives: They’re Young, And Conservative, &c….
 

Beyond the Valley of the Condi Veep Rumors

America’s Princess Diplobot had a busy end of March: She celebrated 4,000 troop deaths in Iraq, reminisced about slavery, and reignited vice presidential rumors all by herself, by doing nothing more than talking to a friendly bear. Way to go, girl! Catch up with Condi after the jump! Read more on Beyond the Valley of the Condi Veep Rumors…
 

Grover Norquist Hired Illegal Alien For Back-Breaking Lobbyist Work

As if Americans didn’t have enough trouble with The Illegals coming up from Mexico to take all of our high-paying lettuce-picking jobs, there’s a new menace on the horizon. It comes from the lost pirate nation of Australia, which is sending a flood of lobbyists over our borders and depriving many hard-working Americans of the right to bribe Congress for a living. Read more on Grover Norquist Hired Illegal Alien For Back-Breaking Lobbyist Work…
 

Tough S.O.B.s

This week, Dave Chapelle, Carl Levin, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Grover Norquist, Margaret Spellings, Ann Gillespie, Rusty, Chris Matthews and Masi Oka were all spotted being various degrees of famous at various places by our spies and operatives. Voyeuristic fun, as always, is after the jump. Read more on Tough S.O.B.s…
 

‘The Onion’ DC Reception

As you may have heard, The Onion now has a DC edition. And because one party celebrating this wasn’t nearly enough, they threw another one last Wednesday. This one was a slightly classier occasion, with a more exclusive guest list and much classier venue: the Folger Shakespeare Library. Read more on ‘The Onion’ DC Reception…
 

Rumors On The Internets: The Enemy of My Enemy Is a Rat Bastard

* Conservative anger orgy generates new things to hate at a grueling pace. [The Gaggle] * Grover Norquist is still belly-dancing and wants his fellow tax-crusaders to do the same. [Think Progress] * It’s acceptable to tolerate Rick Santorum for however long he’s talking smack about McCain. [The Swamp] * Sharon Stone is desperate enough to play Valerie Plame in what will surely be the most boring movie of whatever year it gets released. [Variety] * Where they know Biden best, they like him least. [Political Wire] * Barry Hussein: advancing left-of-Stalin policies since 2004. [MoJo] * The many sins of Keith Olbermann will now go unheralded. [Olbermann Watch] * Just not perky enough Katie, just not perky enough. [On Tap] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: The Enemy of My Enemy Is a Rat Bastard…
 

Wonk’d: Crispy Twister Sandwich is Its Own Happy Ending

Those interested in the commuting, eating, and theater habits of John Bolton , Evan Bayh, Grover Norquist, and Sam Donaldson will find this week’s Wonk’d to their taste. Those more interested in the handjob “Tucker Carlson” got in a KFC bathroom from one of DC’s famous tranny hookers will also be well served by reading on. Read more on Wonk’d: Crispy Twister Sandwich is Its Own Happy Ending…
 

Breakfast With the GOP Powerbrokers

Looking for a Friday diversion? Have some highlights from last Wednesday’s Grover Norquist breakfast meeting: * Tony Snow: “The Iranian people are more pro American than any American university faculty.” * Slap-fight between Snow and Rep. Dana Rohrbacher. Dana sez Bush “has burned this bridge with me” regarding immigration, accuses administration of having a “secret agenda.” * Snow: “You’ve got an attitude that is so poisonous to the administration.” * Senator Jim Inhofe to his staff: “What’s my website again?” Read more on Breakfast With the GOP Powerbrokers…
 

Wonk’d: Yglesias Don’t Play That

Bold facers display their blithe indifference to the common man in this week’s Wonk’d as Alan Greenspan laughs uproariously at the unsuspecting pawns in Borat, Bill Clinton ignores dead bodies in the street, and fey Karl Rove won’t even give a guy a courtesy nod. James Baker still keeps it real by hanging at bars – but only if they’re really classy. At least there’s always Marion Barry, who’s hip to the hot spots, and down with the cool styles. All these celebrity drinking habits, plus Grover Norquist reduced to buying last season’s irregular suits off the rack, after the jump. Read more on Wonk’d: Yglesias Don’t Play That…
 

Rumors On The Internets: The Rahmtatorship Begins

* There is no political strategy. Just a list of Republicans Rahm Emanuel has allowed to live. [My DD] * Yusuf Islam pulls the peace train into the station, now wants “Everyone to jump into the bomber van. Come on now, bomber van.” [The Jawa Report] * George Bush only gives nicknames to those he loves, and he loves every Democrat in Congress. [The Morning News] * Republicans not sweating election results, continue “high-fiving each other whenever they take a break from dancing jigs.” [1115.org] * Today’s Martin Luther King memorial groundbreaking ceremony was emotionally charged for all, except for Tommy Hilfiger, the stone faced man. [The Swamp] * Time magazine blames Democrats’ sissy looking mascot for this week’s boring cover design. [Media Matters] * Asked about lessons Republicans could learn from the midterm elections, Grover Norquist offers, “Don’t throttle mistresses.” [FT] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: The Rahmtatorship Begins…
 

Wonk’d: There’s a Monster at the End of This Post

After a multi-week hiatus, today’s Wonk’d features the return of George Stephanopoulos, who’s hip to the best pizza in DC. Also, from NYC, the bi-metro Clintons party with, but not like, rockstars, while Al Gore dry-humps his SUV. Cynthia McKinney keeps it real, and, uh, Ruben Studdard was here for some reason. Finally, a sighting so heinous it needs a disclaimer: If you make the jump, and read what follows, you will be unable to completely erase the mental image from your mind. Things thought cannot be unthought — even with all the drugs you bought last night for the weekend. Read more on Wonk’d: There’s a Monster at the End of This Post…
 

Gossip Roundup: Supposedly Funny People

Reliable Source: Linda Sanchez is very funny. We were there and Grover Norquist wuz robbed… “Reliable Source” would not out anyone, unless it somehow involves Cafe Milano. [WP] Yeas and Nays: Bill Maher, who creeps us out, enjoys Washington’s many fine strip clubs… Chris Matthews is finally silenced, but unfortunately it’s by Robin Williams. [Examiner] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Supposedly Funny People…
 

Wonkette Roundtable Discussion Crash: Nick Gillespie vs. Jonah Goldberg

All photos by Liz Gorman, Hayekian Girl Reporter. Last night, Wonkette schlepped down to the Heritage Foundation do shoot up and fuck our sisters listen to a debate on Libertarians versus Conservatives, with Jonah Goldberg of the National Review Online, and Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine — and, this week, of Wonkette, making us a bit biased. Quite a bit biased, actually, as we’ve learned time and time again that, our own rich-soaking tendencies aside, drinking with Libertarians always means a good, if poorly-remembered, time. Full report, after the jump. Read more on Wonkette Roundtable Discussion Crash: Nick Gillespie vs. Jonah Goldberg…
 

Daily Briefing: WWII 1/2

Japan is considering military action against North Korea. [AP via Yahoo] Mobs of Shiite Muslims in Baghdad violently attacked Sunni neighborhoods yesterday morning, leaving leaving more than 50 dead. A retaliatory bomb exploded later at a Shiite mosque. [WP, NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: WWII 1/2…
 

Wonk’d: Everything Old is New Again

This week DC was packed with has-beens and also-rans, still probably looking better than everyone else. Chuck Norris enjoyed a steak, but wasn’t on a stake-out. Bo Derek has traded in the couture for the sale down the street. Madeleine Albright has a book to hawk (but she’s a dove), Ari Fleischer thinks his Blackberry has too many buttons, and Grover Norquist wants everyone to know how his name is spelled. Plus your latest installment of “Where is George Stephanopoulos This Week?,” and a raft of reality TV stars must have washed up on the banks of the Potomac. Test your memory after the jump! The month of May has come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit! Readers, bring forth fruit in the form of sightings, then send the juicy tidbits to us via email, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line (along with the name of your heart’s desire!). Flourish in tipstery deeds! Gracious thanks! Read more on Wonk’d: Everything Old is New Again…
 

Wonk’d: They Are Human, They Need to Eat

Springtime in the city, and everybody is out grubbing. This week in Wonk’d finds Bill Clinton, feasting like a king, er, president; Justice Samuel Alito, chowing like it was his constitutional right; and Michael Chertoff, securing some risotto. Also spotted: Steve Carell, filming a new movie; Tom Brokaw, picking up some workout threads; and Grover Norquist, doing the shimmy-shimmy-shake. All this and more, of course, after the jump. Loyal readers, you have supplied us with a bounty of celebrity sightings this week. Take advantage of the warm season, and go out and spot more people that may or may not want to be spotted. Then send the info to us 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: They Are Human, They Need to Eat…
 

From the Admirable Candor Department

Here are two quotes from the weekend papers that we particularly enjoyed. The first comes from a Boston Globe article about how Americans for Tax Reform, headed by anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, has received contributions from some unlikely sources — including $4.3 million from Richard Scruggs, the Mississippi trial lawyer known for supporting Democratic causes: Read more on From the Admirable Candor Department…
 

Daily Briefing: The Great Unraveling

* Dubai Port World will sell U.S. ports; the company “announced its decision after the White House appeared to signal that Mr. Bush wanted a face-saving way out of the shift by declining to repeat his veto threat.” [WP, NYT, W$J] * Port saga upended Republican strategy for midterm elections. GOP pollster: “[Bush] has no political capital. Slowly but surely it’s been unraveling. There’s been a direct correlation between the trajectory of his approval numbers and the — I don’t want to call it disloyalty — the independence on the part of the Republicans in Congress.” [WP] * Dubai Port World –and Bush– came to see the “political reality.” [NYT] * Tribe chief secured meeting with Bush after donating $25,000 to Grover Norquist group at the advice of Jack Abramoff. [NYT] * Senate panel receives its first White House briefing about NSA eavesdropping. [WP] * Pentagon will let Iraqi forces deal with civil war, Rumsfeld says. [WP] * Some fear the U.S. is becoming more protectionist and isolationist. [NYT, WP] * Bush seeks more faith-based funds. [NYT, WP] * Abramoff‘s BMW had $48,000 worth of custom work. [NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: The Great Unraveling…
 

Gossip Roundup: Hillary’s ‘Goofy Sense of Humor’

• Washington Whispers: Al Gore insists he is not running president. . . Rep. Jim Nussle (R), frontrunner in Iowa’s gubernatorial race, has received donations from potential ’08 contenders. [USN&WR] • Inside the Beltway: DNC hand-delivers 160,000 separate FOIA requests about spying to the Justice Department. . . Christopher Hitchens, Grover Norquist, Wayne LaPierre, Bob Barr spotted at Old Town Alexandria’s Landini Brothers restaurant. [WT] • Inside Politics: White House is searching for all of the photos that show Bush with Jack Abramoff. [WT] • Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Al Franken expects help from Hillary Clinton if he runs for Senate: “She totally gets it. She’s got a great, goofy sense of humor.” [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Hillary’s ‘Goofy Sense of Humor’…
 

Gossip Roundup: Gore Warms Up to Norquist

• Reliable Source: Al Gore woos Grover Norquist with PowerPoint on global warming. . . The Yacht Club, the Bethesda singles bar, is closing after 17 years. [WP] • Rush & Molloy: Former White House chef maintains that his ouster was “amicable.” [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Gore Warms Up to Norquist…
 

All They Got is Brokeback Budget

The Washington Post has put forth an extensive article on everyone’s favorite scandal-plagued lobbyist today that’s sure to enter the canon as one of the illuminated manuscripts of the origin of Abramoffukkah. But at least one passage has readers feeling a little skeeved: Read more on All They Got is Brokeback Budget…