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This Week In Pool Reports

Mixed emotions this week in the pool between the news of Tony Snow and Wednesday night’s festivities. FLOTUS makes a fashion faux pas and John Boehner has a little trouble with the letter “G”.

  • “FLOTUS wore a shimmering purple/green dress — which the pool will bet dollars-to-doughnuts is the same dress she wore to last year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival gala (which just so happens to be the last time this pooler was pool for a black tie event.) Thankfully, no other attendees were also wearing it.” — Ian Bishop, New York Post

  • “As the First Couple waited off stage during the pre-dinner mingling period, DNC chief Howard Dean chatted away with folks. GOP co-boss Mel Martinez, less than 20 feet away, stood alone behind his chair at table #95, nursing a glass of red wine. ‘It’s been a long day,’ Martinez quipped. Ten minutes later they were sitting together at the same table, separated by Tim Russert.” — Bishop

  • “President Bush said he got a call from Tony Snow, 51, who was resting at the hospital. POTUS was informed that Snow’s cancer had returned. ‘He told me that when they went in and operated on him they found cancer. It’s a recurrence of the cancer that he thought that he had successfully dealt with in the past. His attitude is, one, that he is not going to let this whip him, and he’s upbeat. My attitude is, is what we need to pray for him, and for his family,’ Bush said, adding that he’s looking forward to his spokesman returning to the White House after he rebounds.” — Kenneth R. Bazinet, Daily News

  • “Mystery of the day: What WERE they talking about?? Bush and House speaker Nancy Pelosi engaged in a lengthy — about 15 minutes — and animated conversation at the outset of the ceremony, before the speechifying had begun, as the airmen filed into the Rotunda. He arched his eyebrows at times; she gesticulated. They leaned toward one another, then back, laughing at times, appearing serious at others. Much comment in the press corps about whether they were cutting a deal, or arguing over, the Iraq supplemental.” — Sheryl Stolberg, New York Times

  • John Boehner, the House Republican leader, mispronounced Tuskegee throughout his speech, creating some awkward tension in the audience. He said Tuskee-gee, with a soft G, as in gee whiz. People tittered, but the full extent of the embarrassment did not become clear until Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, rose to follow him. McConnell stood up and quickly pronounced Tuskegee correctly, and with great emphasis, drawing a huge cheer from the crowd.” — Stolberg

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Patrick Leahy and Rep. Charlie Rangel.

  • Face The Nation: Sens. Chuck Schumer and Arlen Specter.

  • This Week: Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson , WH Counselor Dan Bartlett and Sen. Dick Durbin. Roundtable includes Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Joe Biden and FCC Chair Kevin Martin.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Kit Bond , Rev. Al Sharpton, Washington Post’s David Ignatius and a roundtable with CNN’s Candy Crowley , CNN’s Jeff Greenfield, and CNN’s Joe Johns .

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Rep. Ike Skelton. Los Angeles Times ‘ Noam Levey and the Hill’s Roxana Tiron join the questioning

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan and Bloomberg’s Janine Zacharia.

  • Blitzer Gets A “Cameo” On “October Road”

    See the video here.

      “Oh, I watched Wolf Blitzer yesterday. You were right. He has an incomparable grasp on current events. Is Wolf his real name?”

      “Yes, yes. It’s his maternal grandfather’s name.”

    Booze and Beer

    martini.jpgBecause it’s Friday, we bring you this article (via Romenesko):

    CNN Moving?

    From Washington Business Journal (via TVNewser):

      CNN and a couple of law firms are sampling the wares in Southeast D.C. by taking tours of new office buildings cropping up around the new baseball stadium.

    Read the rest here.

    Hooker Ads: The Week In Review

    It was an above average week for Hooker Ads. The week started off with a strong 12 on Monday, and after dipping to a low of four, they recovered nicely with a record-setting 13.

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    Friday predictably continues its dominance as the day with the most total ads:

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    And the running tally looks something like this:

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    Careful Who You Say Looks Like Rove…

    From a reader:

      Milbank describes former Gonzalez chief of staff Kyle Sampson as “a young version of Rove … a bit pudgy and jowly, and he spoke in a nerdy voice …”

      I’m not denying his resemblance to Rove, but put an orange hat and vest on Sampson and he’s a dead ringer for Milbank himself:

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    Greenfield To CBS

    From the Post:

      CBS News has again raided CNN in an effort to beef up its staff in the Katie Couric era.

      Jeff Greenfield, a senior political analyst for the cable network for nine years, has agreed to join CBS as the presidential campaign gears up. CBS recently hired general assignment reporter Kelly Wallace and technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg away from CNN, and has made CNN anchor Anderson Cooper a “60 Minutes contributor.”

    Technology Daily Launches — Surprise, Surprise — A Facebook Page

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    Check it out here.

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