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Larry Sabato Has an Almost Transparent Knowledge of George Allen’s Soul

We couldn’t help but feel yesterday that Salon got set up. The charges against Allen (used the N-word, dead deer head in black family’s mailbox) seemed a bit too good to be true and bit poorly sourced. Then journos looking into the story began getting flooded with refutations, character witnesses, and counter-accusations from Allen HQ. Then the good Senator’s blog had a couple remarkably well-researched posts responding to the charges by Monday afternoon. Suddenly the story was about Salon itself, or the trustworthiness of Scherer’s only named source, or that weird deer story, and it seemed like Allen’s guys had finally learned damage control. Read more on Larry Sabato Has an Almost Transparent Knowledge of George Allen’s Soul…
 

Even More Embarrassing Than the Dreaded Andrew Johnson/Jackson Mix Up

Seriously, if it was anyone else, we’d barely notice, but when Hardball (now partnering with EXPERT POLITICAL ANALYSTS AT THE NATIONAL JOURNAL) presents two still pictures and brief clip of Gene McCarthy while talking about McCarthyism (in a prepared, edited video), it’s hilariously embarrassing. Read more on Even More Embarrassing Than the Dreaded Andrew Johnson/Jackson Mix Up…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: MSNBC/NJ At the Watergate

The National Journal Group throws a mean party, so when they invited us to celebrate their blessed gay marriage to MSNBC (oh, we only give it ’til November — you know how those types are), we put on a tie and everything and cabbed it to the Watergate. The cabbie correctly pegged us as a “blogger,” picked up two well-dressed Republican-looking additional fares at a Georgetown hotel, and told them we were “a liberal Democratic tree-lover vegetarian” as they uncomfortably and politely laughed and silently pleaded to make it to Sequoia before we said something leftist. Oh, right, the party! Learn all about it, after the jump. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: MSNBC/NJ At the Watergate…
 

Katherine Harris Plays Hardball

Here’s two brief clips from Katherine Harris’ appearance on sadly Matthews-less Hardball last night. As we mentioned in our half-assed liveblogging attempt, Kitty was remarkably calm and composed, and it was only by listening to the words she was saying that one remembered how crazy she is. Read more on Katherine Harris Plays Hardball…
 

KITTY HARRIS ON HARDBALL! (Soon-ish)

Put the kids to bed early, Ma, KATHERINE HARRIS IS ABOUT TO APPEAR ON HARDBALL! Slightly time-delayed live-blogging will appear shortly. Update: Follow the madness, after the jump! Read more on KITTY HARRIS ON HARDBALL! (Soon-ish)…
 

Hardball Host Matthews: I Cried Watching West Wing; Predicts Cousin-Fucker Will Be Next Prez; Hates Presidential Ranches

Outside the Beltway has posted video of right-wing zealot Chris Matthews’s recent appearance on Jay Leno. Among the political hairballs the Hardball host coughs up in four-plus minutes of barely uninterrupted bloviation that has been banned from Gitmo as the equivalent of torture: He cried bipartisan tears when Jimmy Smits offered Alan Alda the Secretary of State slot on The West Wing; wishes we hadn’t invaded Iraq; thinks “Newt Gingrich is World War 3″; is “tired of presidents with ranches”; and predicts Rudy Giuliani will be the next president of the United States. Read more on Hardball Host Matthews: I Cried Watching West Wing; Predicts Cousin-Fucker Will Be Next Prez; Hates Presidential Ranches…
 

Metro Section: Whack, Whacked, Whacking

* Jack Valenti does look like one of Tony Soprano’s buddies, but Glickman? He looks more like one of Tony’s accountants. [MAFIAA Via Information Leafblower] * We really hope he doesn’t tell them he works for Chris Matthews until the next morning, because honestly we think a little higher of DC bloggers. [Big Head Rob] Read more on Metro Section: Whack, Whacked, Whacking…
 

Chris Matthews Can’t Seem To Make Up His Mind

Ok, our buddy/tablemate Brian Montopoli pointed this out in the earlier-linked MRC dinner post, but Chris Matthews can’t catch a break. The reactionary conservatives at the MRC hate him. The whiny bleeding-heart ideologues with poor hygiene at Media Matters hate him. And we think it’s getting to him. How else to explain this (from aforementioned bleeding-heart etc. etc.)? Read more on Chris Matthews Can’t Seem To Make Up His Mind…
 

Stephen Colbert’s Bipartisan Outreach Effort

Earlier this afternoon, a Capitol Hill source advised us: Stephen Colbert is sitting in a conference room in the Cannon House Office building interviewing a Member of Congress — I could only see the back of the Member’s head so I can’t be certain of the identity — it may be Brad Sherman (D-CA). The Member is in on the joke, whoever it is, as Colbert did a number of takes opening the door to let a faux pizza delivery guy into the room. Read more on Stephen Colbert’s Bipartisan Outreach Effort…
 

Gossip Roundup: Just a Joke

* Reliable Source: NBC flack on David Gregory: “Of course he was not drinking. Do you watch Imus? If so, you know how he jokes.” [WP] * Cindy Adams: Bush “wears a thin, made-to-fit, barely noticeable mouth guard when biking.” [NYP] * Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Tucker Carlson promises his week-long vacation is not the end of his MSNBC program; “Hardball” will be repeated in its place. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Just a Joke…