* Ever notice how Sarah Palin only wears that Star of David in places where she might run into Jews? Do you think maybe she's confusing them with vampires?
* Tea Party politician Rand Paul thinks people who go "to radical political speeches by religious leaders… who is promoting the violent overthrow of our government" should be sent to prison. You know, either there or the Senate.
* Looks like Politico's Ben Smith is in the Charlie Sheen phase of internet celebrity.
* Newt Gingrich considering discussing his infidelities with Evangelicals concerned he might not know the true meaning of the word "grovel."
* Michele Bachmann thinks Armageddon might be right around the corner. Also thinks she has a shot at the White House. Eh, same thing kinda.
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Tags: Anthony Weiner, Anthony Weiner's Penis, Armageddon, Ben Smith, Bill of Rights, Christianity, Constitution, Jewish, Kentucky, Marriage, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Rand Paul, Religion, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Senate, Sex, Tea Party
It's so heartwarming and uplifting and vaguely empowering to see somebody overcome his or her disability and make their mark in this crazy herky-jerky world of ours, isn't it? That's why this new soon-to-be-published novel about a "president" of a "country" is making such a buzz in Washington's uber-literate circles lately.
It's author, sadly, was born without a functioning name or gender-specifying pronoun…
The question of who wrote O has become the Washington parlour game of the winter. Simon & Schuster, which publishes it next Tuesday, has said only it is "someone who has been in the room with Obama and knows this world intimately".
Rampant speculation has namechecked Rahm Emanuel (though he's a little busy running for mayor of Chicago), David Plouffe (has enough on his plate as Obama's new senior adviser) and the TV comedian Stephen Colbert (the book is not funny enough to have been by him).
Ben Smith, a blogger at the Politico website, has diligently obtained denials from many potential culprits, which is in itself suspicious. So is he the author? "No. I'd be happy to take credit for it though — it's a fun read," Smith told the Guardian.
The New York Times has acquired an excerpt from the novel, but I found it to be a little too long and dull and long. Instead, I invite you to read this excerpt which was sent directly to me and to nobody else and you can't prove that it's not true because it's impossible to disprove a negative…
Tags: Barack Obama, Ben Smith, Books, David Plouffe, Rahm Emanuel, Stephen Colbert
The March issue of Esquire features an interview with everyone's favorite non-vice-president, Sarah Palin, and some juicy new quotes landed on the magazine's website this afternoon.
Here's what she had to say about all those influential bloggers who influence the media by, um, not revealing their names or any sort of nicknames or identifying handles or even an email address, probably…
"Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me."
Not nearly as much as moronic, semi-literate, reactionary politicians annoy me.
Although I will give her this. Ben Smith, that's obviously a fake name.
Tags: Ben Smith, Sarah Palin