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Gossip Roundup: Aim Higher

* Reliable Source: Art Buchwald phones in from a hospice in Washington: “It’s like the Ritz-Carlton in Florida.”. . . Wax figure of Hillary is unveiled in New York. [WP] * Rush & Molloy: George Clooney: “I love how they’re trying to blame the other guy for getting shot. Unless the guy is 20 feet tall, Cheney wasn’t aiming in the right direction.” [NYDN] * Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Mary Matalin tells “Today” show viewers that the Pentagon was forthcoming about Abu Ghraib. [NYDN] * Page Six: George Soros incites counter-attack commercials in Texas after funding ads against Rep. Tom DeLay. . . In light of Cheney‘s hunting accident, Republicans dredge up Chappaquiddick. [NYP] * Cindy Adams: Republicans mumbling about a McCain-Rice ticket. Says Henry Kissinger, “But John, Condoleeza is only just a staff person.” [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Aim Higher…
 

Daily Briefing: Stating the Obvious

* House Republicans will issue 600-plus-page report on Wednesday that harshly criticizes all aspects of the government’s response to Katrina: “It was a failure of leadership. In this instance, blinding lack of situational awareness and disjointed decision making needlessly compounded and prolonged Katrina’s horror.” [WP, NYT] * Cheney accidentally shoots companion during hunting trip in Texas. Mary Matalin: “He felt badly, obviously. On the other hand, he was not careless or incautious or violate any of the [rules]. He didn’t do anything he wasn’t supposed to do.” [WP, NYT, USAT, WT] * Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and Tom Daschle believe eavesdropping is necessary but doubt Bush has the legal authority. [WP, LAT] * Dean says Cheney should resign if he was involved in the leaking of Valerie Plame‘s identity. [NYT, WT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Stating the Obvious…
 

Gossip Roundup: Stuck on Cable News

• Washington Whispers: Condi enjoys globe-trotting. . . Rumor mill envisions Gore-Obama ticket in ’08. . . Peter Pace, the new Joint Chiefs of Staff, encourages his minions to find balance in their life. . . 16% of Americans watch more than three hours of cable news per day, the Winston Group finds. [USN&WR] • Cindy Adams: Stephanopoulos says Reid green-lighted Miers on behalf of Democrats. . . Woodruff says Fitzgerald is gunning for a conspiracy charge. [NYP] • Page Six: Mary Cheney, Laura Ingraham, Major Garrett among guests invited by Mary Matalin and James Carville for book party. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Stuck on Cable News…
 

Gossip Roundup: Clinton’s 15 Pounds of Sweets

• Under the Dome: Humane Society says lobbyists use cockfighting to raise money. . . Bork is against television coverage of confirmation hearings. . . Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will honor journalists who advanced civil rights; Dan Rather, John Siegenthaler will attend. [The Hill] • Inside Politics: Fonda cancels bus tour to avoid overshadowing Sheehan. [WT] • Inside the Beltway: Pierce Brosnan on Bush: “This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don’t know if this man is really taking care of America.”. . . Carville, Matalin sponsor Katrina-benefit run/walk. [WT] • Rush & Molloy: Magic Johnson, Don Cheadle, Jay-Z criticize Bush‘s handling of Katrina. [NYDN] • Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Clinton buys 15 pounds of candy. [NYDN] • The Scoop: Michael Moore is reportedly “seriously considering” making a film about government’s response to Katrina. [MSNBC] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Clinton’s 15 Pounds of Sweets…
 

Wonk’d: Jenna Has Better Taste in Music Than You

While the President’s away, Jenna will play. In this special (though non-dry humping) edition of Wonk’d, we present an extended account of one drunk liberal’s run-in with the beery blonde in addition to sightings of Novak, McAuliffe [things are slow, aren’t they], Clinton, Gannon, Liz Phair sorta, Carville and Matalin, Miller kinda, Nader, Wilson, Gonzales. A reminder: Because it is August and we are desperate, we are accepting sightings of famous-for-D.C. types even if they are outside of D.C. However, we don’t really collect famous-famous sights outside of D.C. (That guy who sent in a thing about running into Keanu Reeves in Chicago? We’re just going to assume you’re his agent.) Anyhow: Sightings are sent in by readers. Send yours to: m("tips","wonkette.com",true); • I know you like to keep up with all things Jenna, so I thought you’d be interested to know that I spotted her last night at the Secret Machines/Kings of Leon show at 9:30 Club. Walking up to the bar, I noticed a pack of 6 really good looking girls who were way over-dressed for the 9:30 Club. One of them looked like Jenna, but I just figured it was just some girl who looked like her. But then one of the other girls walked up to her and said, “hey, JB, you wanna go up by the front of the stage?” I was now convinced it was her. Jenna sighting continues and other sightings follow after the jump. Read more on Wonk’d: Jenna Has Better Taste in Music Than You…