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Get the Dog Already (Part III)

It’s day three of DogBowl 2010. There are no signs of the race for cutest dog in Washington ceasing anytime soon. We go on until the last dog is standing (so to speak).

We’re truly shocked by the sheer number of Washington journalists willing to submit their pooches for public review and the ensuing fierce, competitive nature of the race. Have a dog you think is so cute you can barely stand it? Send in the picture to or directly to

Meet DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan‘s dog, Sandberg. He writes, “I’m attaching a couple pics of my pup. He’s notoriously press shy, but I feel compelled to flack for him anyway.  He’s a Beagle/Cattle dog mix named after Ryne Sandberg, the Hall of Fame second baseman – and now out of work – former Chicago Cub.  He prefers chicken flavored treats more than beef, and is fond of marking his territory.” During the course of the day, FishbowlDC got tied up in other posts. Sevugan wrote in again with a plea, saying, “My pup is getting a lot of shit from all his pup (and one ferret) friends for not making the cut. :( “  Meet Sandberg below. Apologies to him for the delay in showcasing him. The slight wasn’t intentional.

> Update #1: Uh oh. There appears to be a new sheriff in town in this contest and his name is Rudy Walsh, the pup belonging to Brian Walsh, Comm director for the NRSC. He writes in, “As a sign that the campaign between the two parties never ends, we couldn’t let Hari’s submission go unresponded to. The unofficial mascot of the NRSC press office is min-pin Rudy Walsh (named after the former Notre Dame player who was also small but scrappy). While at times, I wish he was more press shy like Sandberg, Rudy comes to the office every day where he spends his day guarding the NRSC’s third floor communications wing and posing for pictures on the desks of co-workers who leave their offices unattended. The political unit did enact a measure of revenge for that though at the end of the cycle by distributing a misleading piece of attack literature on him (see second picture below)– but undeterred, Rudy is still on duty even today, a week after the election.” Meet Rudy below.

More Rudy

> Update #2: Here comes Deacon, another contestant. His proud owner is TBD‘s Senior Community Host Jeff Sonderman. “He’s a shoe-in,” says Sonderman. Meet Deacon below.

> Update #3: Oh my. Julius the poodle is being petitioned into the race via Twitter. So before things get ugly, meet Julius. His owner is Mike Sager, director of New Media for the Voter Activation Network. Julius apparently sometimes hangs out with Henry the Westie, whom we featured yesterday.

> Update #4: The next dog to hit the FishbowlDC runway is Louis Armstrong, the Maltese puppy of Washington Examiner‘s Katy Adams. Meet Armstrong below.

Leonsis Bothered by Examiner’s Yays & Nays

TBD‘s Samuel Chamberlain went after the Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays duo this afternoon for an item in the morning gossip column. The story involved a Tommy Hilfiger fashion event to benefit MS. Washington Capitals and Wizard’s owner Ted Leonsis was invited. Yays & Nays declared Leonsis to be a “confirmed notable” who was a “no-show.” The details are accurate, but Leonsis isn’t pleased.

Leonsis lashed out at Yays & Nays on his Ted’s Take blog calling the write-up a “cheap shot.” He said he was not a “confirmed notable.” He questioned how he could have possibly attended the Hilfiger event when the Caps had a home game that night. He says he has calls out to Yeas & Nays writers Nikki Schwab and Katy Adams — we’ll see what transpires.

Read the TBD story here, which includes Leonsis’s blog punch.

We’ve requested comment from Yays & Nays as well as Examiner Editor Stephen Smith on whether or not Leonsis will be offered an apology or if the pub thinks the team owner is making something out of nothing.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote(s) of the Day


Scribe faces unpleasant cab odor

“It smells like pee in this cab.”
- Washington Examiner‘s newest gossip columnist Katy Adams in a Wednesday tweet.

Journo sells couch, confirms pervs on CraigsList

“My first foray in to selling furniture on CraigsList has taught me that there are a lot of creepy pervs on CraigsList.”
- NJ‘s Susan Davis in a recent tweet.

Weigel impatience

“Thank you for calling me 3 times to confirm this 3 pm interview, source’s assistant. Perhaps you should get him to pick up the phone now.”
- Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Wednesday tweet.

Capehart: ‘I was bamboozled’

“Yep! I was bamboozled. Lesson here: Never let a good opening get in the way of that final fact-check.”
- WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart earlier this week on running a post on WaPo’s website responding to a tweet by “Rep. Jack Kimble”, who is not actually a congressman. HuffPost has also been tricked by “the congressman.”


Y & N’s Katy Adams Toasted at Teatro

Vino flowed for Katy Adams at Teatro Goldoni on Friday evening. The newest writer to take the reins of the Examiner‘s “Yeas and Nays” column was celebrated by nearly two dozen media types with a lovely three-course dinner hosted by Janet Donovan. In attendance were WBJ‘s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Nick Massella, Brendan Kownacki, Human Events editor Emily Miller, Roz Plater and Maureen Ume of Fox 5, Roll Call‘s Beth Brotherton and Ali McSherry, Examiner’s Jacque Bland, Mary Bird, Amy McLean of CTIA and of course, Katy’s partner in crime – Nikki Schwab.

The hot topics: Glenn Beck’s weekend rally (Schwab and Miller hashed it out), Donovan’s consumer electronics woes (TiVo, DVD TV setup), and Nikki Schwab’s new “do,” as in hairdo – Schwab treated herself to a little makeover at the Red Door Salon that day.

New Partners in Crime: Yeas & Nays

Today the Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays newest gossip columnist, Katy Adams, joins Nikki Schwab in the trenches.

Here we have the first column in which the blonds, both with shoulder-length hair, appear together with a brand new picture. Adams was previously a producer at WTTG Fox 5.


Media Frenzy at Real Housewives Premiere Party

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The owners of Half Yard Productions with the Real Housewives of DC cast.

Extra, CNN, WaPo, the Examiner, Politics Daily, Politico, The Hill, CBS and NBC are just a few of the media outlets that showed up to cover last night’s premiere and screening party for Bravo’s “Real Housewives of DC,” held at the Madison Hotel in downtown Washington.

The invite-only fete featured all of the “housewives” and their families except for White House crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi who hosted their own pay-for party down the street at Josephine — a good move considering the crowd at the Madison booed the notorious couple each time they appeared on screen.

Even without the Salahis, the event offered its fair share of drama and whispers when Lynda Erkiletian arrived with a Secret Service-looking security detail of four in tow. More catty comments were made about Catherine Ommanney who showcased her sickly physique by wearing a tacky, slinky, backless dress.

But it wasn’t all would-be reality stars….Washington media was out in full force. FishbowlDC caught up with Politico‘s Kiki Ryan, the Yeas and Nays ladies – Nikki Schwab and Katy Adams, Liz Glover, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Amy Holmes, The Hill‘s Emily Goodin, Omarosa, The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie, Washington Life‘s Michael Clements, Politics Daily’s Annie Groer, NBC’s Janet Donovan, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, WUSA’s Angie Goff, CBS News’ Christine Delargy and even Washingtonian‘s Garret Graff whose knowledge and love for reality television baffled and amazed us.

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L: Lynda Erkiletian R: Stacie Scott Turner

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The media frenzy at the Madison.

A few more pics after the jump.

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Examiner Hires Second Scribe for Yeas & Nays

The Washington Examiner has made a hire on that second Yeas & Nays gossip columnist post that needed to be filled.

It’s Katy Adams, a four-time Emmy winner from FOX 5. The lead columnist will continue to be Nikki Schwab.

Noteworthy backstory: Editor Steve Smith grew frustrated in the process of replacing former columnist Tara Palmeri, who’s now at NYP‘s Page 6. We’re hearing that if this hire hadn’t happened, Smith briefly considered shifting the hiring responsibility to editor Jacque Bland. Smith tried to hire Nick Ballasy, who apparently said he wanted to continue to do more “serious” journalism (to which some at the Examiner rolled their eyes in response). Ballasy works for the news web site Cybercast News Service.

See Smith’s announcement e-mail after the jump. It includes a second hire, Lisa Gartner, who will cover the less flashy beat of “Virginia.” She comes highly qualified and is also award-winning…

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Also Happening Last Night… DistrictFile 2.0 Launch, “Recession” Book Party

Peter Mirijanian, Capital Corp’s Tom McMillen and Venable’s Tom Quinn at last night’s DistrictFile 2.0 launch party at the Canadian Embassy. Photo courtesy of DistrictFile.

• Over 300 people were at the Embassy of Canada last night for the DistrictFile 2.0 launch party. DistrictFile is the invitation-only social networking website for political and media professionals and they’ll unveil a new platform, 2.0, next week.

The Hill‘s Kate Oczypok, Fox’s Katy Adams, Congress Daily‘s Anna Edney, NJ‘s Sara Jerome and GregsListDC’s Greg O’Neil were among those repping the media, according to last night’s party planners.

• We can’t be everywhere so while FBDC was at the Ritz with Zac Efron and Claire Danes, we let our friends at Politico cover the “recession book party.” The Weekly Standard threw Matt Continetti a book party to celebrate “The Persecution of Sarah Palin.” Check out Click’s coverage here.

Party Photos: DailyCandy At Olsson’s

You’d never guess that What’s-Hip-And-Hot website Daily Candy

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(above: Fox’s Katy Adams, Daily Candy DC Editor Erin Hartigan and WUSA’s Lauren Vance)

…would have these kinds of folks in the audience during a recent book reading at Olsson’s bookstore:

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Olsson’s regulars asking Hartigan if DailyCandy should spread the news about how harmful high heels are for feet. Seriously.

Pamela’s Punch was also there.