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Archives: June 2007

This Week In Pool Reports

FLOTUS hits the road with Jenna and Mark Silva in tow. Hilarity ensues — except at home, where POTUS is left to mourn the death of the immigration bill.

  • “Also please note the misspelling of baobob in the early report. It’s baobob. Shoot me. ” — Mark Silva, Chicago Tribune

  • “He looked unusually grim, fiddled with a few pages of papers before him as he talked and engaged in none of the winking and grinning he usually does with reporters even during other serious moments. As he strode away from the lectern, he ignored AP’s Jennifer Loven, who called out to ask him if he felt he should have done more to lobby members of his own party.” — Peter Baker, Washington Post

  • “The weather was picture postcard perfect, the sky all blue, the breeze slight, the air cool, the peacocks strutting with tail feathers tucked in. ‘Hey Mark, you want to come see an ostrich?’ asked Suzanne Malveaux. Indeed I did.” — Silva

  • “And there was more: antelopes roaming about on a far lawn beyond a fence, which appeared to be a private game preserve, antelope, ostrich and more. And did I mention the poop-studded lawn of the palace? The grass was filled with low piles of little globular excrement, a veritable poop-pourri which the pool attempted to dodge as we lined up for the ceremonial arrival, Mrs. Bush, Jenna and her Zambian hosts.” — Silva

  • “On the way in your pooler rubbed shoulders, so to speak, with Jenna Bush, and suggested that this was her big chance for a ‘tell all’ interview. She smiled, patted your pooler’s shoulder and said, ‘I’m just here for my mom.’” — Silva

  • “Bright Star departed Dakar, Senegal at 1:11 pm local time Tuesday, and flew south across the Atlantic Ocean. The ride was fairly bumpy for a long stretch. But the crew of Bright Star makes a mean sushi — a roll, actually — and miso soup and beans (an out of pod experience) and soy sauce and industrial strength wasabi. Topped off with mango sherbet. ” — Silva

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    Lizza to New Yorker

    From the release:

      Ryan Lizza has been named Washington Correspondent of The New Yorker, it was announced today by David Remnick, the magazine’s editor. Mr. Lizza will
      cover Washington, national politics and the 2008 Presidential campaign. His appointment is effective August 1, 2007.

      Mr. Lizza joins The New Yorker from The New Republic, where he has been a political correspondent since 1998, most recently as a senior editor covering the White House and the presidential campaign. He is also a correspondent for GQ. In addition, he has been a contributing editor for
      New York magazine, and has written for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Monthly, and The Atlantic Monthly.

    Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Sen.Patrick Leahy and a roundtable with CBN’s David Brody, PBS’ Tavis Smiley, NBC’s Chuck Todd, and PBS’s Judy Woodruff.

  • Face The Nation: Sen. Dick Lugar and Washington Post’s Robin Wright and Tom Ricks.

  • This Week: Joe Lieberman, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff. Roundtable: Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile, Bay Buchanan and Ruth Marcus.

  • Fox News Sunday: DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, talk radio host Mike Gallagher, Air America President Mark Green and American for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.

  • Late Edition: Chertoff, Reps. James Clyburn and Peter King, former Special Counsels Lanny Davis and Ben Ginsberg, former NSA Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and a roundtable with CNN’s Bill Schneider, Joe Johns and Ed Henry.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, and BBC’s Katty Kay.

  • It’s Press Move-In Day At The WH!!

    Julie Mason has the pics.

    Who Sweat The Most On Hardball?

    We’ve got the proof:


    Smiley: People Would Be “Jumping Out Of Windows” If Immigrants Sent Back

    Hardball Plaza Pics: Hitchens v. Sharpton

    From yesterday:





    (Above, Chris meets Hardball brother Kevin King, sibling of one of Hardball’s bookers, Colleen King).

    Smiley: PBS Debate Was “Most Watched”

    On C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning, PBS’ Tavis Smiley predicted that last night’s Democratic debate on PBS would be the “most watched and most listened to” debate thus far when all the numbers are added up (including rebroadcasts, radio broadcasts, etc.). He also said it was the best debate thus far and said that many Democratic candidates told him that.

    Hutcheson Leaving McClatchy

    33 (2).jpgFishbowlDC has learned that McClatchy White House correspondent Ron Hutcheson is leaving the beat to join Austin-based PR firm Public Strategies. Hutcheson leaves in mid-July and will start in their Washington office on August 1.

    Arthur Named New LA Times Managing Editor

    johnmarthur.jpgFirst on FishbowlDC: FishbowlDC has learned from a reliable source that the new managing editor for the Los Angeles Times will be current assistant managing editor John M. Arthur. You’ll recall that managing editor Doug Frantz quit the paper recently to take a job with the Wall Street Journal.


    >UPDATE: Eat the Press is reporting it as well

    >UPDATE: Eh, not so much? The LATimes is saying that “There’s been no such appointment.” Our source — whom we had no reason to doubt — called it “100%,” but perhaps it’s more like “100% that the conventional wisdom within the newsroom has him getting the gig.” Next time, we’ll leave it to FishbowlLA to report the goings on in that city…

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