Posts Tagged ‘John McCain’
Sarah Palin has garnered more than fame from her failed Vice-Presidential bid. She is reportedly close to making a book deal for $7 million.
“Bill Clinton made over $10 million for his deal seven years ago,” a publishing insider told Radar. “That was more than any other former President.”
Palin offers more than just a political memoir with flashes of sexual mea culpa.
“She has huge appeal to a segment of the female reading public, and her private life hasn’t been an open book,” our source told us. “Not yet.”
Uhm, her appeal is not to the ‘female reading public’ – it’s to the male ‘I dig chicks that are hot and don’t make me feel like a dumb ass’ loving segment of the population.
Good point. We say women who actually read books think she’s a dink.
Funny. Bob Dole is funny.
Last night on the Tonight Show Senator John McCain: “I’ve been sleeping like a baby – sleep two hours – wake up and cry.”
I guess the secret service and his joke writers took off after he lost.
So…Viagra commercials are next for the Senator?
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s party might have been clobbered by President-elect Barack Obama’s Democrats, but the Terminator tells CNN’s John King he’s happy about one thing — his life is better in the bedroom.
Just days after Schwarzenegger announced his support of Republican Presidential nominee John McCain, his wife Maria Shriver, an avowed Democrat in the Kennedy lineage, proclaimed her support for Barack. This was following the line of her uncle Sen. Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.)
Until election day, things were dicey in the Schwarzenegger household. When Obama emerged victorious, Mrs. Schwarzenegger let down her guard and the happy couple is happy again. That is, until 2012.
Edward Norton had been following now Presidential Elect Barack Obama around since 2006 gaining ‘unprecedented access’ to the candidate. Now it’s been bought by HBO and according to B&C it will be edited by Sam Pollard and released in 2009.
Within a day of his triumphant trouncing of Sen. John McCain, President-elect Barack Obama has already chosen a congressman as his chief of staff, a man who is very closely tied to Hollywood, Associated Press reported.
Obama picked Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to head up his White House Office. As of Wednesday evening, Emanuel had not accepted the offer, but Washington pundits were clearly convinced he would.
Emanuel happens to be the brother of Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel, who is a partner in the Endeavor Agency and handles some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Ari is also the model for the unctuous agent on “Entourage” Ari Gold.
That particular choice may be Obama’s strongest link to Hollywood and showbiz types. Unlike former President Bill Clinton — who had dear friends who were producers and Hollywood insiders in Harry and Linda Bloodworth Thomason — Obama clearly has no link to show business.
Agent Ari Emanuel had no comment on his brother’s good fortune.
With hundreds of jobs to fill and only 10 weeks until Inauguration Day, Obama and his transition team confronted a formidable task complicated by his anti-lobbyist campaign rhetoric.
The official campaign Web Site said no political appointees would be permitted to work on “regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration.”
But almost exactly one year ago, on Nov. 3, 2007, candidate Obama went considerably further than that while campaigning in South Carolina. “I don’t take a dime of their money, and when I am president, they won’t find a job in my White House,” he said of lobbyists at the time.
Because they often have prior experience in government or politics, lobbyists figure as potential appointees for presidents of both parties.
On the morning after making history, the man elected the first black president had breakfast with his wife and two daughters at their Chicago home, went to a nearby gym and visited his downtown offices.
Aides said he planned no public appearances until later in the week, when he has promised to hold a news conference.
Long a Democratic bastion, Hollywood still has its share of right-wingers (hence the statewide election of one Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Times columnnist Patrick Goldstein gives an alternative view to Hollywood’s peripatetic conservatives.
“Oh hell yes.” He told FBLA. “This isn’t the sad tale of some tragic loser who makes up a story to get attention or whatever. This evil little troll made a cold, calculated effort to give Pennsylvania to her candidate and her party leader, John McCain, with a foul racist fantasy deliberately constructed to horrify white people who had slowly been won over by Barack Obama. I hope she lives a hundred years and that nobody ever forgets her hideous stunt.”
Joe the Plumber, Sarah the Dink, John the Desperate and Ashley the Fabricator. Grand Old Party indeed.
Redesign Reinvigorates: Roy Rivenburg takes on the LAT redesign. Best graph: “The reaction was jaw-dropping. At a Starbucks in Glendale, one newspaper reader was mobbed by young people who put down their iPods and asked, ‘Wow, where can I get one of those?’”
Suspension of Disbelief: In a piece that mocks John McCain‘s campaign suspension, Rivenburg suggests how other people might put things on hold: “Bill Clinton: Former president said he was ‘suspending my marriage to Hillary so I can work on the economy. In the 1990s, when I previously suspended my marriage, the economy did great.’”
The Economy: Picks and Pans The mock paper mocks McCain’s erratic economic “solutions”: “In a last-ditch effort to derail Barack Obama‘s White House bid, John McCain unveiled a new economic rescue plan yesterday, urging Americans to protect themselves from financial calamity by panning for gold at Knott’s Berry Farm.”