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NYT‘s Mark Leibovich ‘a fraud’– A truly intimate admission from Leibovich in NYT‘s “6th floor” blog today, though it’s something most people in Washington already know: This is a city full of people peer pressured into pretending to be smarter than they actually are and into reading The Economist to prove it. He writes:

“Like many people who sometimes travel in high-powered circles, I am a complete fraud. I have no idea how I got here. This is an especially familiar condition in Washington, where I live, and where the impostor syndrome is like our psychological common cold. So a lot of people lie about reading The Economist here. We probably have the highest number of lied-about subscribers. Because it’s important to come off smart and worldly…”

To be sure, however, Leibovich does read The Economist. He lets readers know by going on to list 17 things he learned from its latest issue.

Sanchez sends out a dark holiday card– This is probably a knee-slapper to exactly no one. Rep. Loretta Sanchez‘s (D-Calif.) office has sent out her annual holiday card. It reads: “May you dance with joy this holiday season (just not too close to fiscal cliffs).” On the card is an awkward photo of Sanchez coddling a stocking beside her husband, both of whom are about to step over a cliff. Sanchez has gained a reputation over the years for sending out goofy cards. What’s the plan for next year’s card? A cover that says “Merry Christmas and wrap it up!” superimposed over a photo Sandra Fluke? (h/t WaPo‘s Reliable Source. Sometimes we give them a hard time, but credit where credit’s due)

Serious question for BuzzFeed or melodrama from HyperVocal? … Read more

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What’s Meghan McCain Tweeting?

I realize no one outside of people who used to French kiss power outlets as a kid has ever uttered the question in the title, but there are a lot of people who got to first base for the first time with a 120-volt outlet, so I thought I’d look it up for them.

The New York Times, forever with its finger on the pulse of what conservatives are thinking, decided Maggie (MSNBC and The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain) would be a good person to include in their column “Republicans’ Advice to Republicans” on how to move forward from the election. Because no one is more respected in conservative circles and the Republican Party than…I’m sorry, I just vomited on my keyboard. Seems I can’t write that sentence with enough sarcasm to hold down breakfast.

Anyway, about being quoted, Megs tweetedRead more