Posted: June 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm
I promised myself not to have anything more to say about the Anthony Weiner circus. Then I remembered what I promised at the end of last week’s blog – to hear you out.
So here is a selection of some of your responses to the seedy scandal that transfixed Washington and cheered professional and amateur comics.
In reading them, I was reminded how smart and reasoned our viewers are. Even on a story that has been covered as obsessively as this one, they added something new to the conversation.
Posted: June 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Washington Follies: June edition
This was a tough week to be a news snob.
I could blame Anthony Weiner, the New York Congressman whose spectacular, Twitter-fueled political implosion was impossible to ignore.
I could blame the cable networks, who, absent the Weiner story, had little else to fill 24 hours with, aside from fires and the Casey Anthony trial.
Posted: June 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm
Standing at the White House podium on Wednesday after members of the House Republican caucus concluded their meeting with the President about the budget, press secretary Jay Carney described the exchange to assembled reporters.
“There was no line in the sand,” he declared. (Translation: no one got up and stomped from the room, but no agreement was reached either.)
Posted: May 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm
It never gets old listening to Bill Clinton. Like a thoroughbred watching the race from the sidelines, he is always champing at the bit to get back on the track.
That became clear once again this week when I was invited to interview the 42nd President during the opening session of deficit hawk Peter G. Peterson’s “Solutions for America’s Future” conference.
Posted: May 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm
You talking to ME?
The past several days have handed me a cluster of excuses to return to one of my favorite topics: what happens when politicians speak in code. Known in some circles as dog-whistle politics – saying one thing intended to be heard only by those with sensitized hearing – it’s recently been on varied display.