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New York State Farmers Still Love Hillary Clinton

Wonkette operative Christine Longiaru (via Jessica Keltz) found this charming rural decoration while “traveling for work” in upstate New York. The most awesome thing about this anti-Hillary agricultural-simulacra tableau is that the guy finished it, stepped back, gave it a proud once-over, and went back into the house completely satisfied with his work. Read more on New York State Farmers Still Love Hillary Clinton…
 

Bill Clinton Lies To 5-Year-Olds, Too

Bill Clinton was just doing his normal snarling elect Hillary or die speech in South Carolina yesterday when an adorable 5-year-old child asked the famous adulterer about holy matrimony. “What do you do when you get married?” the innocent moppet asked the ex-president. Everybody just started laughing, because what’s he going to do, start explaining how mommy sleeps in one bed and daddy stays up all night getting sucked off by a fat girl in the Oval Office? [Political Ticker] Read more on Bill Clinton Lies To 5-Year-Olds, Too…
 

Lewinsky Scandal Celebrates 10 Years of Easy Head!

The “official” anniversary of the Lewinsky scandal is Jizzuary 17. But since the man who broke it, Matt Drudge, is already linking to a retrospective, we are forced as writers to follow his lead. After the jump, a celebration in time line form of the famous blowjob scandal. Read more on Lewinsky Scandal Celebrates 10 Years of Easy Head!…
 

Bush White House Blamed For Lack of Kennedy Parties

Do you remember the swinging social scene of early-1960s Washington? So many parties with those fun-loving and oft-assassinated Kennedy boys! And then George W. Bush ruined it all when he was appointed president four decades later. That’s the gist of this six-hundred-page Vanity Fair recollection about the glamorous good old days of yesteryear, and it prompted one Washingtonian to pen the following recollection of the glamorous Clinton years. Read more on Bush White House Blamed For Lack of Kennedy Parties…
 

Men Stray, Women Wreck

In a perhaps unsurprising showing of this country’s women’s double standards, a NY Daily News poll shows that most women think Judy Giuliani is a worse person (and less suited to be the spouse of the President) than Bill Clinton because she’s a “home-wrecker.” Notably, while Rudy was the married one in their affair that ended in marriage, Bill was the one stepping out on Hillary for BJs in the Oval Office from a woman he had no intention of leaving his wife for. But, whatever, it’s never the man’s fucking fault, right? They can’t control themselves when presented with a piece of ass. [NY Daily News] Read more on Men Stray, Women Wreck…
 

Happy Birthday Monica!!

Beloved international celebrity Monica Lewinsky turns 34 today. The former White House intern-turned-handbag designer stole America’s heart in 1998, when her love affair with President Clinton charmed the nation and taught us all that even in the cold domain of politics, there’s still room for good old-fashioned love. Read more on Happy Birthday Monica!!…
 

Bill Clinton’s Favorite Room in the White House

From an AP report on the new audio tour at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, narrated by Bill Clinton: Although Clinton says the Oval Office was “the best place in the world to work,” he had another favorite spot in the White House: his private office. “I restored it to look the way it did after the Civil War, and I brought in a desk, which was Ulysses Grant’s Cabinet table,” Clinton says. Read more on Bill Clinton’s Favorite Room in the White House…
 

So He Accepted Bribes Accidentally?

It’s kind of like going to the supermarket and reading The Star while in the checkout line, then accidentally dropping it in your cart without paying for it as you leave. You didn’t intend to shoplift; it just sort of happened. Read more on So He Accepted Bribes Accidentally?…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘So Many Indictments’

Reliable Source: Court TV’s Washington correspondent Savannah Guthrie is more focused on Zacarias Moussaoui than Scooter Libby. . . Monica Lewinsky spotted at a political comedy show in London. [WP] Heard on the Hill: Aide to Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) hits “reply all” with “let’s all just booze soon” missive. . . James Dobson gets caught in the doors of the Senate subway. [Roll Call] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘So Many Indictments’…
 

A Lesson in How Not To Use Scare Quotes

Also infelicitous: the site’s references to “intern positions” and “[h]ands-on experience.” William J. Clinton Foundation “Internship Programs” [Clinton Foundation] Earlier: Bill Clinton Seeks New Interns [Gawker]
 

Wild Nights, Wild Nights! Wonkette Paints the Town

No, that’s not Wonkette standing behind Joe Pantoliano. [WP/Lucian Perkins] Truth be told, our night wasn’t that wild — more like reading Emily Dickinson than hanging out with Paris Hilton. But at least we got out of the apartment! Last night, Wonkette (or one-half of Wonkette — the half of us with a tux) attended the Congressional Correspondents dinner, sponsored by the Washington Press Foundation. The swanky, black-tie event, held at the Ritz-Carlton on M Street, was attended by numerous “famous-for-D.C.” types, and even a few “famous-for-famous” folks — like Fran Drescher! Slate described the event as “a B-list affair compared with the Gridiron and White House Correspondents Association dinners”; but we still had ourselves a jolly good time. Although Marcia Davis of the Post urged them not to give up their day jobs, the dinner speakers — Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) — were actually pretty funny. But our assessment may have been colored by the “soft bigotry of low expectations” — as well as too much red wine… Of course, copious consumption of booze helped us through the evening. And did we mention that The Nanny was in the house? Our detailed coverage appears after the jump. Read more on Wild Nights, Wild Nights! Wonkette Paints the Town…
 

School for Scandal

The adolescent careers of those involved in Abramoffukkah continue to be a source of fascination, and, today, we turn our attention to its nakesake himself. Jack Abramoff was evincing the skills and creative flair for all things fast and loose at quite a young age. At Beverly Hills High, he was renowned for his “power squat” — surely the best euphenism for lobbying we’ve ever heard that doesn’t involve an oral-anal connection — and for his uniquely ironic fundraising efforts: for instance, a quarter-pounder eating contest with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Read more on School for Scandal…
 

Gossip Roundup: The Meeting of Scandals Old and New

• Page Six: Jack Abramoff and Monica Lewinsky both attended the Hawthorne School in L.A. and Beverly Hills High School. [NYP] • Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Cheney annoys his weekend neighbors in St. Michaels with invasive security measures. [NYDN] • Liz Smith: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. praises Roger Ailes and Fox News environmental documentary. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: The Meeting of Scandals Old and New…
 

Eat One of Linda Tripp’s Footlongs

It seems that Linda Tripp’s gone from listening to her galpals talk about swallowing the sausage to being a purveyor of her very own! She and her husband Dieter Rausch are the Frau und Herr of Weihnachts Markt in Middleburg, Virginia. Read more on Eat One of Linda Tripp’s Footlongs…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Anti-Bush Behavior’

• Reliable Source: Scooter Libby met with lawyers at a cafe near Union Station, openly discussed the leak case, drank diet Dr Pepper, and purchased cookies. . . Bushes have lunch with Rep. John Dingell to celebrate his 50 years in Congress. [WP] • Inside the Beltway: Bono changed Sen. Jesse Helms‘ views on AIDS. . . Terry McAuliffe‘s book is titled “Bring it On!” [WT] • Page Six: Maureen Dowd: “If there had been no Monica Lewinsky, there would have been no Sen. [Hillary] Clinton. She had to run as a victim because she was seen as so controlling”. . . Bill McCuddy of Fox News: “One of our makeup artists got Kofi Annan ready for a TV appearance at the U.N. the other day. Kind of embarrassing, when she told him the makeup was oil-based, out of habit he gave her food.”. . . Karl Rove, dining at 21 with Ken Mehlman, devours beef tenderloin. . . Hillary Clinton‘s deputy state director, Tyson Pratcher, will run for Harold Ford‘s congressional seat [NYP, NYP] • Cindy Adams: Jeanine Pirro expected to run for attorney general instead of the senate. [NYP] • The Scoop: Viggo Mortensen: “I Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Anti-Bush Behavior’…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Are You Insane?’

• Reliable Source: Collection of Majorie Williams‘ writings and reflections on life is published. . . Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Jessica Biel spotted in town. [WP] • Page Six: Chelsea Clinton mislead The New York Post about her breakup with Ian Klaus; she is now dating childhood-friend Marc Mezvinsky, the son of two former lawmakers. [NYP] • Rush & Molloy: Bloomberg on running for president: “Are you insane?” [NYDN] • Liz Smith: Lewinsky is doing her London School of Economics thesis on the effects of drinking too much. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Are You Insane?’…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Hide the Salami’

• Inside the Beltway: Margaret Spellings said of Miers in 2003: “She doesn’t want to be in the paper. She’s all about the president. Will people think she is important and in the know for her next gig? I can tell you she is and she is.”. . . White House pool report noted that Cheney dashed his turkey with salt or pepper. [WT] • Under the Dome: After urging conservation, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman uses Cadillac limo and large SUV to travel 15 blocks. . . Rumsfeld distracted by the “wrong rabbit”. . . Aspen Institute names Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Dan Boren (D-Okla.), Artur Davis (D-Ala.), Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) among top 24 “emerging leaders.” [The Hill] • Rush & Molloy: Dean on Miers: “You can’t play hide the salami, or whatever it’s called. [Bush has] got to go out there and say something about this woman Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Hide the Salami’…
 

Gossip Roundup: Bianca Still Unavailable

• Names & Faces: Condom manufacturer in China is selling Clinton and Lewinsky branded rubbers; company manager says, “The names we chose are symbols of people who are responsible and dedicated to their jobs. I believe Bill Clinton cannot be unhappy about this because he’s a very generous man.”. . . FBI viewed John Lennon‘s drug use as the reason he was not a communist threat. [WP] • Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Bloomberg’s Bianca Davie was not available to comment on yesterday’s “Where’s Bianca?” incident. [NYDN] • Rush & Molloy: Antonin Scalia will be the grand marshal of New York’s Columbus Day Parade. [NYDN] • Cindy Adams: Bette Midler wants an anti-Bush Million Man March. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Bianca Still Unavailable…
 

Gossip Roundup: Massaging Michael Brown’s Scalp

• Names & Faces: Michael Brown hid behind a newspaper as he slipped into the NuYu salon and spa yesterday for a scalp massage and haircut. [WP] • Under the Dome: Lawmakers beat lobbyists in two basketball games. . . Two “Real World” roommates headline Gulf Coast fundraiser; Senators Wayne Allard and Ted Stevens will attend. [The Hill] • Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Condoleeza Rice to O’Reilly: “I’ve been black all my life. Nobody needs to tell me how to be black.” [NYDN] • Page Six: Lewinsky says goodbye to New York, hello to London: “Maybe I will meet my husband there Read more on Gossip Roundup: Massaging Michael Brown’s Scalp…
 

Gossip Roundup: Big Easy Drinks

• Names & Faces: “Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour” comes to Washington on Monday. . . Capitol File, a “346-page upscale glossy” magazine, launches today; premiere issue features Ashley Judd, Arianna Huffington, Al Sharpton, Wolf Blitzer. [WP] • Inside the Beltway: Lewinsky reportedly dropped her Jenny Craig contract, losing the majority of $2.1m pay-out. [WT] • Page Six: David Letterman: “I realize that my show was in trouble the other night when the White House dispatched former presidents Bush and Clinton over to the studio.”. . . Madeleine Albright at the Waldorf-Astoria: “And to think, John Bolton is sleeping in my bed! I hate to think what else he’s up to up there!” [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Big Easy Drinks…