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Wonkette Party Crash: Radicals for Capitalism Book Party

There was a party Friday night for Reason magazine Senior Editor Brian Doherty’s new book Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement. The over-partied duo of Liz Gorman and Intern Nick were given strict instructions to play nice with the Libertarians, while doing reconnaissance on the hot new Reason offices near Dupont Circle. Your photo gallery is right here and your party report, featuring Nick’s wide-eyed fascination with and slight fear of libertarians, is after the jump. Reason Magazine’s “Radicals For Capitalism” Party Gallery Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: Radicals for Capitalism Book Party…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: Hotline Says Good-bye To Chuck Todd

Hotline and National Journal threw a good-bye party for ex-Hotline EIC Chuck Todd last night and we crashed the party. Chuck’s got another baby on the way — and insider political magazines don’t provide a whole lot of Pampers. So he’s trading in all those years of integrity for a few nice suits and Brian Williams’ orange tan. Follow Liz Gorman, Girl Reporter, and Intern Nick as their shoulders soak up the tears of the many scorned “acolytes” of Chuck “Show Me the Money” Todd, after the jump. And yes, there’s a photo gallery, too! Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: Hotline Says Good-bye To Chuck Todd…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: MOCA DC’s Erotica 2007

Do you like “edgy” art? Perhaps a fat naked guy in body paint? Well, do we have a gallery of Not Safe For Work pictures for you! Liz Gorman, Girl Reporter, was on hand to document the vulgarity at MOCA DC’s Erotica 2007 open house on Friday. We hope she didn’t eat dinner right before the show! Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: MOCA DC’s Erotica 2007…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: Michael Musto’s Book Party

Events like last night’s pretend book thing for Michael Musto’s La Dolce Musto are exactly the reason we keep party-boy Intern Nick on retainer. Because sometimes, some parties demand Wonkette treatment, but your editor doesn’t actually want to hang out with Jeff Gannon, Karen Feld, and Some Creepy Blogger. He didn’t go alone, of course — Liz Gorman, Girl Reporter tagged along for the ride and vowed never to forgive us for skipping it. Her gallery of pictures is available right here, and Nick’s party report, with lengthy addendum, is after the jump. “La Dolce Musto” Party Gallery Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: Michael Musto’s Book Party…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: Garutachi Underwear Dance Night

Why should New York get all the fun of alternatively laughing at and lusting after barely dressed coked-out hip kids? That was the question posed by the good people at Garutachi, an indie dance party frequented by people who look better but have significantly worse judgment than you. Last weekend, they threw an underwear party, offering free Sparks to anyone bold enough to strip down on their way in. Gawker’s own Nikola Tamindzic was in town, and he was kind enough to stop by the party and take a couple pictures. His own NSFW gallery is available here. Our gallery, with the usual snide remarks, is below. We would’ve gone to it ourselves, but we were busy that night sitting at home with a bottle of rye. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: Garutachi Underwear Dance Night…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: CNN’s War on Christmas

CNN’s Holiday Party was one of the better ones we’ve been to, mostly because they kept the bar open the latest. It was last Tuesday at Teatro Goldoni, and our full report — featuring Wolf Blitzer, James Carville, and a CNN Senior Correspondent coming this close to pulling a Kenny Rogers — is after the jump. A gallery of lovely Liz Gorman pictures is also available right here. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: CNN’s War on Christmas…
 

Team Screening Crash: Bobby

New Emilio Estevez passion project/biopic Bobby was screened Friday night at the Goethe Institute. Rabid hors d’oeuvre hound Intern Nick was there to see if godless Hollywood elites could make a film that would win approval from godless Washington elites. Follow the well-worn path of ’60s coulda-shoulda-woulda-changed-the-world nostalgia, after the jump. Read more on Team Screening Crash: Bobby…
 

Team Raffle Crash: Late Night Shots at Smith Point (Natch)

Little boxes made of ticky-tacky, and they all look just the same. Have you heard about Late Night Shots? It’s kinda like Facebook for monied mid-20s frat hill staffer types and the blondes who follow them around. Last night, they held a date raffle at your favorite bar and ours, Smith Point. You too could take home Reed Landry for $5 bucks! Because we were drinking for free, we sent poor, abused Intern Nick to cover the proceedings. His photographs and exclusive report are after the jump. Read more on Team Raffle Crash: Late Night Shots at Smith Point (Natch)…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: Bo Derek at Cafe Milano

Here’s Bo Derek with two sleazy guys who made very clumsy passes at Liz. Last night, Wonkette cabbed it over to Cafe Milano to hobnob with the glamorous stars of DC in what turned out to still be August. The reason? Alcohol and boredom! Oh, and Capitol File was hosting a party for Bo Derek to help launch a new tv network from NewsCorp! You get all that? All the fabulous pictures (courtesy, as always, Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter) and half-recalled anecdotes (courtesy Maker’s Mark), after the jump. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: Bo Derek at Cafe Milano…
 

Team Wonkette Field Trip: Congressional Beisbol

Team Wonkette Field Trip! From left: David Lat, the Comics Curmudgeon, Intern Nick (mostly hidden), and Alex Pareene. Last night, Team Wonkette made its way out to RFK stadium for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, sponsored by Roll Call. The game was, well, sad and pathetic. The Republicans won 12-1 (Roberts recused himself). But man, what a trip. Drunk hill staffers everywhere, Katherine Harris wandering around, tight unis on middle-aged legislative paunches, and William Jefferson looking really intense. Pocket full of sandpaper, of course. But that’s another story — one for after the jump, in fact, illustrated with lovely pictures from Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter. Read more on Team Wonkette Field Trip: Congressional Beisbol…
 

Team Party Crash: “The Good Fight” Book Party, Part Two

As we mentioned earlier, last night Team Wonkette found itself at the book party for Peter Beinart’s The Good Fight. The festivities took place at the elegant Georgetown home of Mark Penn and Nancy Jacobson, and numerous superstars attended — including Bill and Hillary Clinton. Sen. Hillary Clinton chats it up with author Peter Beinart and his lovely wife, Diana Hartstein. Over Hillary’s shoulder: Third Way’s Matt Bennett. A comprehensive report — plus more fabulous Liz Gorman photos — appears after the jump. Read more on Team Party Crash: “The Good Fight” Book Party, Part Two…
 

Team Party Crash: “The Good Fight” Book Party, Part One

Last night, Team Wonkette attended the book party for The Good Fight, the new book by Peter Beinart. On a perfect June evening, in the garden of Mark Penn and Nancy Jacobson’s Georgetown mansion, we rubbed shoulders with numerous luminaries — including Bill and Hillary Clinton. Don’t believe us? Well, we have eyewitnesses: Marc Ambinder and Patrick Gavin. And photos: Yes, of course she wore a pantsuit. This one was pea green. Attention Patrick Healy: A tuxedo-clad Bill arrived separately from Hillary. Hillary left the premises at least 20 minutes prior to Bill’s arrival. More great photos, by Intrepid Girl Reporter Liz Gorman, appear after the jump. A more detailed write-up of the party, with even more pictures, will follow shortly. Read more on Team Party Crash: “The Good Fight” Book Party, Part One…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: CEI Awards, Part Two

As we previously mentioned, last night Team Wonkette attended the annual CEI Dinner. We’ve already given you some great photos from the event. Now we provide you with this more detailed write-up of the proceedings, as promised. All in all, it was an excellent evening. P.J. O’Rourke was in funny, fine form. The liquor flowed liberally, and the after-party featured free cigars and cigarettes (plus scrumptious chocolate eclairs). And did we mention the dancing libertarians? What more can one ask for? Our full take on the evening, including more excellent pictures by Liz Gorman, appears after the jump. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: CEI Awards, Part Two…
 

Team Party Crash: The Michael Kelly Award Dinner

Last night, Team Wonkette rubbed elbows with the D.C. media elite, at the third annual presentation of the Michael Kelly Award: The $25,000 award is given annually to a journalist whose work exemplifies a quality that animated Michael Kelly’s own career: the fearless pursuit and expression of truth. Kelly, who was the editor of two Atlantic Media publications, The Atlantic Monthly and National Journal, was killed while covering the war in Iraq in 2003. It was a delightful evening, definitely one of the better parties that we’ve crashed attended lately. As media junkies, our heads were left spinning from all the star-spotting: Peggy Noonan! Adam Nagourney! Howard Fineman! Gwen Ifill! Matt Cooper! (But where was FROOMKIN???) After the jump, additional commentary on the evening — plus fabulous photos, by Liz Gorman. Enjoy! Read more on Team Party Crash: The Michael Kelly Award Dinner…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: The Kennedy Center Presents Court TV

Jackie Kucinich sports a stylish Washington Monument headband. Her cute friend doesn’t want you to know that she’s an intern. Wednesday night, if you can think back that far, was an absolutely gorgeous evening. We spent part of it enjoying the hospitality of Court TV and Capitol File, soaking in the panoramic views from the Kennedy Center’s roof deck — as well as some sweet-but-not-too-sweet, lemon-flavored libation. The occasion for the festivities? The opening of Court TV’s Washington bureau, featuring Savannah Guthrie, Fred Graham, producer Bryan Lavietes, and a dozen other staffers. We said hello to all the usual suspects, hinted to the Court TV folks that we’d love to be on TV — even if it means getting yelled at by Nancy Grace — and loaded up on sushi. After the jump, pictures from the event (amateur shots by one of your editors, not photos by Liz Gorman, that Super-Hot Girl Reporter). Plus, our report card on the proceedings. Check it all out here. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: The Kennedy Center Presents Court TV…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: Sports Talk With Carville and Russert fils

So, you ladies want your own radio show? We weren’t expecting too much when we were invited to a party at the XM Satellite Radio studios — big brick building in an ugly part of town, people not attractive enough for real radio, etc. — but the soirée was sponsored by Capitol File and it was for the spawn of Tim Russert, so it was packed fulla the media elite and their hangers-on, dressed in a confused amalgam of fancy and casual that DC still can’t quite pull off. Still, we had a good time — mostly because the open bar was one the best-stocked we’ve seen so far (Makers! Beam Black! Turkey!), but also because James Carville kind of hit us on the shoulder and growled something unintelligible-but-maybe-threatening as he passed by us to refill his drink. Our full report, complete with exclusive pictures from Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter, after the jump. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: Sports Talk With Carville and Russert fils…
 

Crashing Team Party Crash: Original Wonkette Speaks

Original Wonkette, Ana Marie Cox, sent us this meta-report (including a super top-secret look at the notes passed at the Cool Kids Table — had Sir Evans noticed, he surely would’ve demanded they read them before the entire class) after finding our own party crash report alarmingly assfucking-free: Read more on Crashing Team Party Crash: Original Wonkette Speaks…
 

Team Party Crash: The Week Opinion Awards

A well-placed fern adds a touch of nature to your giant, panel-dwarfing doric columns. Busy week so far for Wonkette. Last night saw us at some sort of weird auditorium/ballroom thing attached to the EPA (no one knew what purpose the space served, except for hosting panel discussions in a fancier-than-usual setting) for The Week Opinion Awards (in Partnership with The Aspen Institute). It was a blast, of course, though we admit that we don’t remember the awards bit, or the round-table bit, or the speeches, as we were having way too much fun schmoozing and drinking. We’re sure the winners were very deserving, though. Despite our not winning. And boy, what a star-studded occasion it was. Froomkin! Arianna Huffington! Sid Blumenthal! Froomkin! Our full (hazily-reconstructed, actually) report, complete with exclusive photos from Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter, after the jump. Read more on Team Party Crash: The Week Opinion Awards…
 

Team Party Crash: “This Is Our War” Book Party

Springtime in Washington isn’t just about the cherry blossoms; it’s also about the parties. Monday night found Wonkette at Viridian, for the launch party for THIS IS OUR WAR: Servicemen’s Photographs of Life in Iraq. The party was thrown by GQ, with editor-in-chief Jim Nelson hosting, and it was just as glamorous and trendy as one might have expected. The crowd was exceptionally young, attractive, and stylish (at least by D.C. standards). One attendee quipped: “There is more Prada in this room right now than in the entire rest of the District!” Another guest speculated that Beauitful People had been brought in from New York to prettify the proceedings. After the jump, our report card on the festivities — including an account of General Clark’s hand brushing against our crotch. That definitely made the evening complete! Read more on Team Party Crash: “This Is Our War” Book Party…
 

Team Party Crash: The MRC’s DisHonor Awards

Last Thursday night, while one-half of Wonkette was appearing on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the other half was listening to Olbermann get mocked, at the gala dinner of the Media Research Center. Read more on Team Party Crash: The MRC’s DisHonor Awards…
 

An Army of Davids Attacks Barry C. Lynn

Last night, the Wonkettes left their respective apartments and headed out into the real world, to attend an exciting event at the National Press Club. The event, “An Army of Davids or the Triumph of Goliath?”, was pitched as “a no-holds-barred debate” between these three giants: Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit himself, and author of the just-published An Army of Davids; Joe Trippi, former campaign manager for Howard Dean, and author of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised; and Barry C. Lynn, senior fellow at the New American Foundation, and author of End of the Line. (They are pictured above, from left to right: Lynn, Trippi, Reynolds, and moderator Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.) After the jump, our comprehensive coverage — plus more fantastic photos, taken by Wonkette shutterbug Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter. Enjoy! Read more on An Army of Davids Attacks Barry C. Lynn…
 

Wonkette’s Week in Review

* Not able to attend last week’s big Denmark solidarity rally here in Washington, led by the redoubtable Christopher Hitchens? Our comprehensive coverage — featuring the fantastic photos of Wonkette paparazza Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter — is available here and here. Read more on Wonkette’s Week in Review…