Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Just Another August in Washington

My how things quiet down in Washington during the month of August. Even the Post has to write about the fact that nothing is going on in town. Here's a quick summary of the kinds of stories that are making news inside the Beltway (and I'm using the term 'news' loosely here).

Katherine Harris -- yes, that Katherine Harris -- tells Sean Hannity that newspapers 'colorize' her face purposely to make it look like she is wearing too much make-up. Um...yeah, I'm sure that's the problem. [Tampa Tribune.]
Oink! Oink! That grunting sound you hear is all the pork coming from members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Actually, I should say all the pork going to members of the House. Apparently it pays to be the leader of the party in control -- just ask Tom DeLay and Dennis Hastert. The amount of 'pork' headed back to home districts of key legislators is staggering. DeLay is getting $550 million sent his direction. Hastert gets over $270 million. Of course, Dems get in on this act as well. Read more. [Washington Times]
How did I make it to work in 20 minutes?. You know it's a slow news day when two major DC papers report on how light traffic is during the morning and evening rush. Don't worry, DC. Congress and the schools start up in no time and that 20 minute communite will once again be 2 1/2 hours.
Bad Nats beats No Nats! Hey, it's been over 30 years since DC had a baseball team to call their own. Just because they have lost 14 of their last 18 doesn't mean we're going to stop loving them. If things get too bad we'll just pull out our old banners that say 'First in War! First in Peace! Last in the League.'>
[Boswell in the WP]
Not everyone is on vacation? Really? I guess there still is some work to be done down on Capitol Hill. You could have fooled me.
[Washington Post]
Even the pros make typos. And finally this beauty from the White House pool reporter from yesterday. It's nice to know that even the pros don't always catch their typing errors:

[Bush] wore a navy suit jacket, pale blue shit and darker blue tie, waved at the press pool and the motorcade was off for a five minte ride to the Gaylords Texan Resorts and Convention Center.


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