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  fair use forever

Hot Excerpts From Robert Draper’s New Book About The Idiot House of Representatives

Your Wonkette is nearly finished with the hot politics book of the week, Robert Draper’s Do Not Ask What Good We Do, and unlike most hot politics books of the week, this one’s pretty great in most ways: thorough reporting, readability, legislative detail, and, most importantly for your Wonkette, a page tally below 300. It is a book about how terrible the 112th Congress is. Draper frames his narrative through the eyes of ~15 individual House members — primarily Tea Party freshmen, but also super old people like John Dingell and Walter Jones. You should buy the book! But since you are all poor scum who blow all of your welfare checks on pay-porn subscriptions, here are a few delightful excerpts to skim over instead. Read more on Hot Excerpts From Robert Draper’s New Book About The Idiot House of Representatives…
  everyone is disgusting

Edwards Aide May Go To Jail, For Showing Edwards Sex Tape On Big Screen Teevee

Sleazy but “better than John Edwards” person Andrew Young, who illegally sucked John Edwards off every night before bedtime until realizing “hey I can write a tell-all and make big bucks,” is in super big-time trouble. A judge is threatening to send him and his wife Cheri — that’s his real wife; his fake wife is Rielle Hunter — to jail for lying, on the record, about how many people they showed the John Edwards Sex Tape. Was it just a few agents and one ABC News producer, in public, as they suggested? Or was it to all sorts of New York journalists on his big screen teevee, late at night, during epic masturbation parties? Read more on Edwards Aide May Go To Jail, For Showing Edwards Sex Tape On Big Screen Teevee…
  annals of anthropology

Robert Draper Reveals How He Seduced McCain Campaign Into Telling Him Things

This Draper cat is our new journalistic hero. While we were all sitting around in late August typing out “Oh who is Barack Obama going to pick for his Veep, and how does one assemble this complicated Ikea cabinet” on our elitist Macs he was in SOMALIA, trying not to get KIDNAPPED. He is basically your modern-day Indiana Jones, studied in the obscure traditions and quaintly superstitious folkways of an ancient band of bullet-headed goons and moose hunters called “Republicans.” Let’s learn how he infiltrated their tribe and got them to reveal all their embarrassing secrets! Read more on Robert Draper Reveals How He Seduced McCain Campaign Into Telling Him Things…
  lowering the tone of the debate

Robert Draper Blogs Salacious Details Of Latest McCain-Palin Nastiness

You may all remember Robert Draper for his insanely long NYT article about the reverse-cowgirl firing squad that is the McCain campaign, or that book he wrote a couple years ago about George Bush being a turd. Whatever. There is news! He is a blogger now! And his blog has even more fantastical goodies about how John McCain has forced Sarah Palin to ride on the roof of the Straight Talk Express along with Mitt Romney’s dog. Read more on Robert Draper Blogs Salacious Details Of Latest McCain-Palin Nastiness…
  tales of failure

NYT Mag Piece On McCain Campaign Reveals TEN MILLION MAGICAL SECRETS

…And/or NOT! Yes, that fancy hyped New York Times Magazine piece about the internals of the McCain campaign is now available online, because of YOU, Wonkette readers, who spammed the shit out of Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard inbox yesterday. Good work. Unfortunately, the piece is kind of bleh, with not nearly as much sexy “late Hillary Clinton campaign”-style adviser-on-adviser slap fights. The overall message, which you may have predicted, is that WALNUTS! is not as good of a politician as Barack Obama, ergo the current “losing” situation in which he finds himself deeply embedded. Nevertheless, let’s run through some highlights. Read more on NYT Mag Piece On McCain Campaign Reveals TEN MILLION MAGICAL SECRETS…
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NYT Mag To Publish First Sexy Feature On McCain Campaign Internal Fighting

Be sure to check your liberal New York Times Magazine this week, as star reporter Robert Draper has put together “an explosive story… on the inner workings and combative personalities of what has been a wild few months for the McCain campaign,” according to the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein. You can read his preview here, but be warned, that Sam Stein is a major tease! He says there are all sorts of “juicy nuggets,” so presumably he’s read an advance copy and is being mean and won’t share. BOOOOO! We want the story NOW. Who at the New York Times can leak this? Hmm… oh, ha, obviously Bill Kristol can leak it! Everyone seriously e-mail Bill Kristol immediately, subject line, “E-MAIL ME THE BIG MCCAIN STORY RIGHT NOW, SWINE” and nothing else. It’ll work. Go. NOW. [HuffPo] Read more on NYT Mag To Publish First Sexy Feature On McCain Campaign Internal Fighting…
 

Gossip Roundup: Moderation In All Things

Names & Faces: Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth: “The production schedule was so grueling, I told the producers they should have called it ‘Kill Al Volume 1.'” [Life via WP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Moderation In All Things…