In preparation for the FamousDC Political Oscar nominations that drop first thing tomorrow morning, James Kotecki has put together a run down of the “5 Signs the Tea Party Crashed Your Oscar Party.”
Rep. Fred Upton is the talk of the town today, but the chatter has nothing to do with the XL Pipeline, even though he sent out the following survey.
To each their own.
See a whole bunch of strange cards.
Our favorite tweet from last night.
Colorado apparently doesn’t deliver results until the last minute. LIKE TEBOW.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 8, 2012
For Amber Lee Ettinger, the 29-year-old New Yorker who rose to fame as the Obama Girl in 2008 when her YouTube videos supporting Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign became viral sensations, it’s been a soul-searching time these past few years. After Obama won in 2008, the question for Ettinger was whether to bring back in 2012 a character that had earned her notable fame four years ago, or whether she was better off pursuing her true interests in fashion and entertainment (Ettinger has since moved to California).
Read the rest on Politico.
Members of Congress should not be held responsible for managing their own arts and crafts projects on the House Floor. #bringbackthepageprogram
And here’s a picture of Sarah from the talented Mr. Tom Williams:
h/t Jim Swift
According to the account’s description, “The Washington Post has called Newt Gingrich an “ideas factory.” This account links with Newt’s brain, so those ideas can be shared with the public. parody.”
Some of our favorites:
30 minute attack ad blaming Romney for Lana Del Rey.
Bury a million dollars on Mars as an incentive.
Say even more ridiculous shit today since Wikipedia is down.
Follow Newt’s ideas.
Washington, D.C. loves nothing more than a good list. Good news for us, GQ magazine just released their 50 Most Powerful People in Washington, and the bickering about the list has already begun. [WaPo]
Is Eric Cantor really the most powerful person in Washington? Do a couple of party planners and weathercasters really outrank the president of the United States? [see note below]
Well, if you’re going to get all work up over GQ’s new “50 Most Powerful People in Washington” list, you clearly have no appreciation for the art of the magazine listicle. When Rolling Stone compiles its “best songs of all times,” of course some of the picks will be controversial or demonstrably incorrect — otherwise you wouldn’t care enough to buy it.
Note: GQ does clarify that their list does not include the President and VP, but what about Doris the Longworth cashier?
- Eric Cantor
- Mitch McConnell
- David Plouffe
- Leon Panetta
- Hillary Clinton
- Ben Bernanke
- David Petraeus
- Kevin McCarthy
- Pete Rouse
- U.S. Chamber’s Tom Donohue
- Tim Geithner
- John Boehner
- Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, Steven Law (American Crossroads)
- Tommy Boggs, chairman, Patton Boggs
- Dan Pfeiffer
- Gene Sperling and Jack Lew
- Chuck Schumer
- Grover Norquist
- Chuck Todd
- Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser and speechwriter, and brother David Rhodes, president of CBS News
- Paul Ryan
- Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough
- Heather and Tony Podesta
- Chris Van Hollen
- Paul Clement, partner, Bancroft
Noteworthy: Joe Pounder [@PounderFile] is #28.
h/t Mike Allen