Maybe Democratic moneygivers were tapped out by the last Presidential election -- ya know, the incessant solicitations for HOPE and CHANGE and CASH. Or maybe it’s just the economy. Or maybe (ugh) it's Joe Wilson -- he's been raking in the dough, and the RNC is scurrying to get in contributions before the end of the month's reporting period so they can unseat Pelosi. Let’s hope that news stories about an extreme drop in fundraising inspire those with deep pockets to start refilling the coffers in the weeks ahead -- before Palin makes her move.
He’s still dancing, and our eyes still hurt. Tom Delay wasn’t booted from DWTS this week, despite polls showing an overwhelming dislike for the scandal-ridden former politico. So you still have another chance on Monday to get a good laugh in. While Delay believes the support he is receiving from members of Congress is sincere, we believe that they're just pulling a Sanjaya -- so we have someone to make fun of OTHER than Mark Sanford.
Can a marketing campaign propel Yahoo! over Google? Yahoo! executives are hoping millions of dollars can buy their way to the top as they launch a global marketing initiative next week. Despite throwing money at their Y!OU campaign, Queenie's team isn’t so sure the effort will work. Google is a terrifying powerhouse that isn’t likely to be toppled anytime soon -- and they are always watching.
This is a gigantic baby. We predict it will be a gigantic person. Check back with us in 20 years.
Is it "one of the most serious terrorism cases in years", as the NY Times calls it, or are these things happening all the time? Maybe living in DC makes us think the latter, but this (and other cases) should not be taken off your radar just yet.
We've been trying to avoid mentioning Glenn Beck/FOX too much, but sometimes it just can't be avoided. The ACORN mess has put his name all over the airwaves, and especially now that ACORN is suing the "pimp and prostitute" who did the sneaky videotaping. And, for some reason we can't figure out, Glenn Beck Day is coming up. Luckily, SNL's great opening sketch last weekend did some of the snarking for us.
And, for our local public transportation users, this was unnerving: Metro riders were locked in Van Dorn station for almost an hour late at night Thursday. Not the best way to end the week, huh?
DC reality update: are THESE the new housewives?
U2 concert next week, and looks like everyone in the city will be there. Let us know if it turns into an Obama-lovefest -- like most things around here do. If aging Irish rockers aren't really your thing (or, er, if the ticket price is just not do-able), you've got options: Chuck Brown tonight, trippy avant-garde music all weekend long and Barracks Row Oktoberfest on Saturday.
See you out and about!