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Archives: December 2006

The Politico’s Favorite Apprentice Candidate

Is there even any doubt?

From Season 6 (debuting in January)


How Smart Are You?

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From a recent happy hour at Karma lounge.


“You have no idea where he’s got his hand right now.”


“Okay, now am I squinting like McDreamy?!?”


“WTF?!? Both of you?!? Eyes up here, people!”

More photos here.

The Year’s Worst Pundit Predictions

The Washingtonian has a roundup of them here, including this gem:

    “Senator Allen of Virginia survived vicious ad hominem attacks on him, and he’ll win reelection. . . . Four and a half, five points.”

    -Tony Blankley, McLaughlin, October 13

Heading To Michigan?

Any journos heading to Grand Rapids, Michigan to cover Gerald Ford’s funeral might want to check out Mike Grass’s roundup of the city’s best.

>UPDATE: And see what local bloggers in Michigan are talking about.

NPR’s Ford Coverage

From NPR:

    NPR News will offer a live broadcast and online special covering the funeral of President Gerald Ford from Washington’s National Cathedral on Tuesday January 2, 10AM-12N (ET). Scott Simon will host, with NPR News Washington Editor Ron Elving and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson. Reports from inside and outside the Cathedral and along the funeral procession route will be provided by Pam Fessler, Jennifer Ludden, Ari Shapiro and Guy Raz. The coverage will air on many NPR Member stations and be available for free audio streaming at

    Leading up to Tuesday’s funeral, NPR News will also provide ongoing coverage of the ceremonies planned for the State Funeral. Beginning Saturday, December 30 and throughout the holiday weekend, NPR’s newsmagazines — Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday, All Things Considered and Morning Edition — will report on the events including the arrival at Andrews Air Force Base and the procession to the Rotunda. NPR will also offer a live feed of the State Funeral on Saturday at 7:00PM (ET). Ina Jaffe will report from Palm Springs, with Fessler and Shapiro at the Rotunda and Nancy Marshall Genzler at the World War II Memorial.

C-SPAN’s Full Ford Coverage Plans

From C-SPAN: will feature a live video stream of President Ford lying in state in the Capitol rotunda during his public viewing, as part of the network’s special Web coverage.

    The video stream will be available throughout public viewing hours, which starts Saturday night from 8:20 pm-Midnight and continues on Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.

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2100+ Votes In. Five Hours Left.


5 Hours Left.

Colbert’s Ahead.

Buchwald’s In Second.

Woodward’s a Distant Third.

Will someone pull a last minute Lesley Lopez and take the title?


Holiday Cards: New York Magazine


Ahem, You Forgot To Mention Something

In freelancer Mark Jenkins’The Best of 2006: Music” piece in today’s Washington Post Weekend section, his #9 pick was:

    Spoils of NW, “Seeing Things” and around town. This local quartet plays brash neo-garage rock, sweetened with pop harmonies and deepened with a sense of loss that would make no sense to a ’60s garage band.

No mention, of course, of the fact that singer Peter Hayes works on the Washington Post’s art desk (and is the news aide for classical and pop music).