Thursday, January 19, 2006

From a Washington Post profile of Mike Huckabee:

It's also worth noting the states with the highest obesity rates tend to vote Republican. Whether this would predict support for Huckabee in GOP primaries is not known, but at the very least, "it's a very intriguing possibility," says Chuck Todd, editor of Hotline, speaking of a Huckabee presidential campaign.

"Think about what they put on the cover of Time and Newsweek when there's no big news story," Todd says. "Diets and Jesus. There is a huge audience for this. These could be Huckabee's constituencies."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Newly-minted House Democratic Caucus chair Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) has some exciting new ideas about getting people to actually show up at caucus meetings:

In an interview with The Hill last month, Clyburn said he planned to invite the Democrats’ 12 regional representatives to help drive the agenda at caucus meetings and ensure member attendance.

"I will be focusing more and more on those regions for other things outside of elections," Clyburn said. "Once or twice a month, we’ll have meetings focusing on those regions. We won’t have guests; we’ll just have members talking to members."
So there it is. That's how government happens. Show and Tell.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

This just in: Ray Nagin is crazy.

"How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about," he said.
He later compared his city's education crisis to "seven-layer dip," and the problem of homelessness to "some nice cheese, not that runny stuff, something stiff, like an aged gouda, or some sort of artisan cheddar."

Monday, January 16, 2006

Following the outcry over inaccuracies in James Frey's memoir, Daily Show writer Tim Carvell preemptively corrects some oversights in his own:

I feel that none of the slight liberties I took in writing my memoir really affect the overall work, but nonetheless, you should know a few things:

I am not, in fact, black. Nor am I, to the best of my knowledge, a woman. Anything in my book that suggests otherwise is the result of a typographical error.

Sunday, January 15, 2006