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  things you can never unsee

James O’Keefe Dances and Sings In Flamboyant YouTube Musical

For reasons which are sort of obvious, James O’Keefe donned his favorite Village People construction worker costume — the one with the assless chaps — and then sang a song about Mary Landrieu. What? “Dancing” and auto-tuned vomit starts at around 3:00. (Also, check out this video’s YouTube channel. We assume the “Favorite Videos” are all Flipcam close-ups of Andrew Breitbart’s wang? Close! One of two favorite videos is “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross.) Yup. Time to uninstall the Internet. Again. [Weigel via Wonkette operative “Luke”] Read more on James O’Keefe Dances and Sings In Flamboyant YouTube Musical…
  crimes against humanity

James O’Keefe Releases Important Statement

Remember that letter Martin Luther King Jr. wrote from a Birmingham jail? What about Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Each one a stirring moral treatise on society’s injustices, a refusal to Stand Down. Well guess what: starting today they both suck, because ACORN douche-pimp James O’Keefe, ringleading bitch of the Watergate Jr. Four, has one-upped most letters about injustice with his own. Let us Read. Read more on James O’Keefe Releases Important Statement…
  sucker sucker sucker

Best News Of 2010: ACORN Douche-Pimp Arrested For Wiretapping Conspiracy!

FINALLY. The same pasty biotch who did Andrew Breitbart’s bidding to entrap ACORN in some minor prank that would get Congress to immediately revoke its entire funding… which was completely successful… has been arrested by the FBI for TRYING TO WIRETAP A SENATOR’S OFFICE. Cannot wait to hear the conservative spin on this one. (Perhaps he is really a liberal? Let’s just call him a “liberal” from now on…) Read more on Best News Of 2010: ACORN Douche-Pimp Arrested For Wiretapping Conspiracy!…
  health kare party

Those Two Gals Will Let Health Care Reach A Debate

Democratic Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mary Landrieu finally called their own bluff and announced at the last minute that they would, controversially, vote to allow the Senate to debate a piece of legislation it has spent most of this year crafting, to help provide affordable medical care to people. What heroes. Their procedural votes for their own party’s major bill cost the nation hundreds of millions of dollars in pork handouts. That’s how Serious About The Deficits they are. Read more on Those Two Gals Will Let Health Care Reach A Debate…
  this person!

MARY LANDRIEU! OH COME ON MARY: “Opining on the polls showing support for public option, she said it was all about the phrasing of the question. ‘I think if you asked, “Do you want a public option but it would force the government to go bankrupt,” people would say “No,”‘ she said.” ITTTT SAVVVVVVES MUNNNNNIIIIIEEEEEEE. IIIIINNNN THHHHHEEEE CCCCBBBOOOO REEEEPPPOOORRRTTTT. Anyway, it looks like they’re throwing in an opt-out public option, which her dumb state can reject eventually if the local “Real Americans” (racists) deem it so. [TPM, TPM] Read more on …
  liars

Mary Landrieu Would Like To Reiterate That She Is Pro-Business. She Loves It!

Sen. Mary Landrieu, a terrible person: “I think when people hear ‘public option’ they hear ‘free health care.’ Everybody wants free health care. Everybody wants health care they don’t have to pay for. The problem is, is that we in governments and business have to pick up the tab and as individuals. So I’m not at all surprised that the public option’s been sold as free health care. But there is no free lunch.” GOODNESS. Read more on Mary Landrieu Would Like To Reiterate That She Is Pro-Business. She Loves It!…
  win the afternoon

HER LOSS: LANDRIEU DEFINITELY NOT AT BRITNEY CONCERT: The Huffington Post has run with this “gossip blog”‘s reported confirmed life-defining economy-saving news report about Eric Cantor going to see old Britney Spears sing last night, and they have gotten confirmation from Sen. Landrieu’s office that she was not, as it happens, there with Eric Cantor, as his office (and other parts of the Republican Apparatus, dare we mention) told us earlier today. [HuffPo] Read more on …
  sexytime

Exclusive: Cantor, ‘Democrats’ Attend Britney Spears Concert During Obama Presser

And you all thought Washington wasn’t sexy: the office of ambitious young House Republican Whip Eric Cantor has confirmed to your Wonkette that instead of watching President Obama’s boring press conference last night like the rest of us dingbats, Cantor and a bipartisan group of legislators attended the Show Of The Century at downtown’s Verizon Center: a Britney Spears concert. If our children weren’t so concerned about future deficits, what would they think of this! Read more on Exclusive: Cantor, ‘Democrats’ Attend Britney Spears Concert During Obama Presser…
 

Gossip Roundup: Splash

* Heard on the Hill: Mary Landrieu said: “I often think we would have been better off if the terrorists had blown up our levees. Maybe we’d have gotten more attention.” Also trashed Mississippi… House GOP Flacks arrive at weekly meeting to find Cannon Caucus room double-booked. They were forced to move chairs themselves. [Roll Call] * Reliable Source: Former State Sec George Shultz sports a suit pinstriped with his goddamn name. [WP] * Yeas and Nays: Fun scene from Terry McAuliffe’s new book about his daughter playing “mermaid” in a pool with Hillary Clinton… Name expert on ’08 contenders: Brownback “sounds like a good ‘ol Western boy,” “Mitt is a very ugly name,” “I love Vilsack because it’s foreign.” Karl Rove went to Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf. [Examiner] * Under the Dome: Norm Coleman shows up for a vote, forgets tie. This is apparently a violation of Senate rules. Someone brought him a tie, though, so we can’t kick him out. Also the MN Democratic party lied about him “blocking” the minimum wage bill… Bono kept a “low profile” when he was here last. Despite this we still have to hear about it. [The Hill] * Shenanigans: At last week’s National Review Institute’s Conservative Summit, you missed everyone passing around a doctored version of Rita Cosby’s business card with “For a good time, call…” printed on it… “Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., was spotted walking out the back door of that lobbyist mecca, Capital Grille.” [Politico] * Page Six: JFK and Robert Stack will get you laid! [NYP] * Rush & Molloy: Republicans hate Rudy. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Splash…
 

Wonk’d: Pizza With a Guy Who Might Be Mark Foley

Wonk’d is in a festive mood and the famous-for-DC kids in this week’s installment have been spotted doing the exact same thing you’ve been doing these past few weeks: stuffing food in their faces at a hectic pace. Harold Ford likes upscale chain eateries, Tom Delay indulges his delusions of grandeur by lunching on the Senate side, and actual celebrity Matt Damon drops a few hundred bucks on a dinner he could’ve gotten for $4.99 from a local burrito joint. Lots more, including Dennis Hastert ordering the red and green curry, after you rip open the presents. Read more on Wonk’d: Pizza With a Guy Who Might Be Mark Foley…
 

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…
 

Gossip Roundup: Rice’s ‘Idol’

Under the Dome: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is named the “hottest woman in U.S. politics” by Politics1.com. . . Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and David Vitter (R-La.) plug New Orleans during “The Price is Right”. . . Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) wants to cut tariffs on duties on “padded potty seats,” “traveler padded-potty seats,” and “contoured padded-infant potty seats.” [The Hill] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Rice’s ‘Idol’…
 

Gossip Roundup: What’s Being Said

• Reliable Source: Andrea Mitchell, Alan Greenspan win Porsche Boxster in raffle but can’t accept because of regulations. . . Dean dined with Mick Jagger at Cafe Milano. . . Ashcroft received additional security search at Reagan Airport. [WP] • Inside the Beltway: Hillary and Landrieu cancel appearances at roast of Barbara Walters. . . Kerry, Edwards tied for second place behind Hillary in ’08 poll. [WT] • Cindy Adams: It’s “being said is that [the Miers] nomination came about because of Judith Miller. That the investigation and possible conspiracy charge against Cheney and Rove over this CIA agent Valerie Plame leak is one more thing Bush doesn’t need to handle. . . The president picked her because he cannot step in more doo doo.” [NYP] • Liz Smith: Red Cross benefit emceed by Jon Stewart will honor Bill Clinton. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: What’s Being Said…
 

Gossip Roundup: Looking High and Low

• Reliable Source: Rachel Dratch preparing to play Miers on “Saturday Night Life”. . . Jason Binn criticized for putting minor contributors on masthead of Capitol File magazine. . . Mick Jagger tells MCI Center audience: “[Miers] looked high. She looked low. In the morning, she looked in the mirror and said, ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest judge of all?'” [WP] • Rush & Molloy: Fox News flack doesn’t know if anchor and Condi-fan Lauren Green is gay. [NYDN] • Inside the Beltway: Hillary, Landrieu, Hughes to roast Barbara Walters tonight. [WT] • Liz Smith: Michael Wolff speculates about Cheney in ’08. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Looking High and Low…
 

Daily Briefing: ‘Tighten Our Belt’

• Bush contemplates expansion of federal role in natural disaster response. [WP] • Over 80% of FEMA contracts for Katrina cleanup were no-bid or decided among limited competition. DHS inspector general: “When you do something like this, you do increase the vulnerability for fraud, plain waste, abuse and mismanagement. We are very apprehensive about what we are seeing.” [NYT] • Louisiana asks for $40b from federal government. Mary Landrieu: “We’re going to fight hard for every dollar.” [WP, WSJ] • Bush asks White House Budget Director Joshua Bolten to “tighten our belt.” Bolten: “The disaster response is a relatively short-term hit to the budget. If we’re sensible in our spending, both on the disaster response and on belt-tightening elsewhere, and we keep strong economic growth policies in place, I believe we can still meet the president’s target of reducing the deficit in half by 2009 and remain on track with a steadily declining deficit path, either reaching or heading very close to balance.” [WSJ] • Roberts expected to pass Senate with 64 votes. [USAT] Read more on Daily Briefing: ‘Tighten Our Belt’…
 

Remember that Time Anderson Cooper Got Mad?

Salon has created a highlight reel of television news’s Incredible Reappearing Backbone, from Anderson Cooper bitchslapping Mary Landrieu to Tim Russert waving reports in Michael Chertoff’s face. We’re really glad someone did this, not just because it’s both heartening and hilarious but because we worry that in three months no one will remember it happened, especially not the journalists. Read more on Remember that Time Anderson Cooper Got Mad?…