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A Children’s Treasury of Random Wingnut Post-Election Butthurt (Part Douche)

As we have already pretty much established, America is Over Now, so all that’s left is just sitting around and waiting for the last few remaining embers of Freedom to burn out. If we’re really lucky, the Ancient Mayans or Space Jebus will just smash the Earth and be done with it. So let us see what further Elevated Whining there is to review. To start with, there’s Orson Scott Card, the Mormon propagandist / anti-ghey crusader / science fiction writer who wrote one pretty good novel (OK, and his early stories were often quite nice, too) but has of late declined into a sad, right-wing parody of himself. He has discovered the truly perfidious villains responsible for the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama. You will be astonished to know that it’s all the fault of the Liberal Media! Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Random Wingnut Post-Election Butthurt (Part Douche)…
 

James Carville and Mary Matalin Live in Pink Hellhole

In the upcoming January 2008 issue of Architectural Digest, readers can check out the house in which Democratic strategist James Carville and Republican strategist Mary Matalin enjoy their weird marriage. Of course, a normal-looking house wouldn’t really suit well with the craziness of either. That’s why they have a very pink, cosmic, acid-trip of a house. Pictures of the Crazy, after the jump. Read more on James Carville and Mary Matalin Live in Pink Hellhole…
 

Children by the Millions Sing for Scooter Libby

The Smoking Gun has 30 pages of Scooter Libby mash notes from various Washington bigwigs, from Henry Kissinger to Peter Pace. It’s also something of a rogues gallery of shamed former Bushies who’ve seen better days (Rummy! Feith! Wolfowitz!). Perhaps oddly, there’s no message of support from Dick Cheney. We figured he’d be a shitty boss, but he won’t even write a recommendation? Read more on Children by the Millions Sing for Scooter Libby…
 

Wonk’d: Irrelevancy Interrupted

This week’s Wonk’d features everyone you love to hate: Tom Delay putting giant brown things in his mouth, Anne Coulter taking some good meat, Lynne Cheney staying safe under a brand new helmet, and Rick Santorum just being the whack otis he usually is. If you’d like a lighter mood for Friday afternoon, you’ll also get Howard Dean’s charming cab habit and Martin Sheen in DC for real and not just in your heart. All these lovely tidbits, plus a sign from God that Ralph Nader should probably hang up his wagging finger of shame. Read more on Wonk’d: Irrelevancy Interrupted…
 

Mary Matalin: Rogue GOP Brain Surgeon

Terrifying Cheney goon Mary Matalin has grown bored with old-fashioned propaganda. These days, she’s experimenting on voters’ brains so surgeons can destroy the part that hates this administration. Matalin describes her bizarre human-research laboratory in a weird “Point-of-View” on that HotSoup.com thing: Read more on Mary Matalin: Rogue GOP Brain Surgeon…
 

Tim Russert Hates Louder, Crazier Version of Self

Who could hate that face??? The prosecution in the Scooter Libby trial yesterday presented a little note of advice from Mary Matalin to Scooter from back in the day, advising him on how to discredit Joe Wilson. She recommended calling Tim Russert, who’d be sympathetic to Libby’s complaint that Russert’s fellow NBC employee Chris Matthews was unfairly criticizing the Vice President. Because, well, here’s how Matalin put it: Read more on Tim Russert Hates Louder, Crazier Version of Self…
 

Wonk’d: It Ain’t That Cold

It’s a new year in Wonk’d but all the famous-for-dc cats have already broken their resolutions. Laura Bush only made it 3 days before she was back on the sauce, Robert Novak may have been at the happiest place on Earth, but he was still an asshole, and of course there’s Katherine Harris, as you can see, taking to the streets of Florida during the warmest winter ever, in an ankle length fur coat. You get these dandies plus a Member of Congress who loves to stare at members of men, after you unzip. Read more on Wonk’d: It Ain’t That Cold…
 

Wonk’d: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

In another August “where’d everybody go” edition of Wonk’d we found Bill and Chelsea Clinton shopping for “MV” stickers and James Carville and Mary Matalin trying not to get stuck in DC. At right, Eleanor Clift looks lost too. If you’re caught here and can’t escape, take a cue from Joe Lieberman and enjoy yourself with a nice long lunch somewhere nice. Because, just like Joe, come November you might just miss this place after all. Today’s Wonk’d is two weeks worth of sightings that we saved up and couple we had ourselves. We know you can do better. Please suppress thoughts like “Oh, Wonkette won’t care about him, he’s not even in office anymore.” Trust us, we want to hear about it. Just send over a little email with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line and the name of the person who wouldn’t make a sightings column in any other city. For scraping the bottom of the barrel, we thank you. Read more on Wonk’d: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder…
 

Gossip Roundup: Let’s Play Horse

Heard on the Hill: Katherine Harris’ new campaign manager was accused in 2001 of “tricking voters into signing its petitions for a proposed ban on gay marriage by asking voters to first sign a petition to protect horses from being killed and sold as food.” [Roll Call] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Let’s Play Horse…
 

Gossip Roundup: Party On

* Under the Dome: Reuters will compete with Bloomberg for the hottest White House Correspondents’ Association after-party; theirs will be held at Kstreet. . . Tim Russert, David Gregory, and Sen. Kent Conrad attended the Nationals’ home opener. . . Harper’s taps the Los Angeles Times’ Ken Silverstein as its Washington editor. . . Fred Thompson endorses Sen. Chafee. [The Hill] * Reliable Source: James Carville, Mary Matalin, Tony Williams, and Eleanor Holmes Norton were also on deck for the Nationals’ opener. . . Steve Carell was in town filming scenes for the sequel of “Bruce Almighty”. . . Jack Valenti is working on his memoirs. [WP] * Page Six: New documentary aims to take Giuliani down a notch. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Party On…
 

Remainders: Forward-Looking Statements

* Mary Matalin will serve as treasurer for George Allen’s 2006 reelection committee — and may also be the latest addition to his 2008 A-team. [The Fix] * The RNC has announced the dates for the 2008 convention; 31 cities will bid for it. [Hotline On Call] Read more on Remainders: Forward-Looking Statements…
 

Gossip Roundup: Chelsea Clinton, Too Much?

* Cindy Adams: Helen Thomas: “I think Iraqis were better off under Saddam than they are now. More importantly, the Israelis think so, too.”. . . Chelsea Clinton spotted with “too blond” hair and a “too plunging” neckline. [NYP] * Rush & Molloy: Arianna Huffington thinks Mary Matalin was “incredibly nasty” to Tim Russert. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Chelsea Clinton, Too Much?…
 

Chatology: Passing the Buck

In this edition of Chatology, Department of Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff pulls a half-Ginsburg, spinning through both Meet the Press and This Week. On various issues, Chertoff blames Michael Brown, Mary Matalin blames the media, Joe Lieberman blames Chertoff, Evan Bayh blames the Democrats, and David Gregory blames himself. Random wisdom from Ari Fleischer: “You can be right and still be bonkers.” Speaking of which: Cheney is “almost like the wizard dealing with the muggles” — Howard Fineman. Full rundown and highlights after the jump. [Ed. note: Don’t miss Ana Marie Cox’s appearance at the National Press Club, this Wednesday, February 22, at 6:30 PM. For more details, as well as information about how to obtain tickets to this free event, click here.] Read more on Chatology: Passing the Buck…
 

Daily Briefing: ‘So Harry-centric’

* Administration, in effort to avoid oversight, seeks congressional approving of NSA eavesdropping. [WP, NYT] * Bush asked Cheney to speak publicly about the shooting on Wednesday; Mary Matalin describes Cheney‘s mood as “so Harry-centric.” [NYT] * Top Pentagon lawyer repeatedly questioned the ethics and legality of interrogation tactics used on detainees. [NYT] * Lawmakers criticize Arab firm’s takeover of six U.S. ports; security procedures are the main concern. [WT] * Joint Chiefs of Staff outline plan for the “long war” against terror. [WT] * DLC founder and chief executive Al From says Democrats must be strong on national security to win in November. [WT] Read more on Daily Briefing: ‘So Harry-centric’…