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Achenblog: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Those White House gate crashers

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... Fanning myself after reading the story of the gate crashers at the White House, Michaele and Tareq Salahi. What narcissistic jerks! Sorry, but I'm humorless on this. It's an issue of presidential security and you don't monkey around...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 27, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (347)
 
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Obama the deliberator

[My story in today's paper.] President George W. Bush once boasted, "I'm not a textbook player, I'm a gut player." The new tenant of the Oval Office takes a strikingly different approach. President Obama is almost defiantly deliberative, methodical...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 25, 2009; 6:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (236)
 
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Abe Pollin

[Bulletin, just fyi: Washington Post closing all national bureaus. I remember when we had Booth in Miami, Maraniss in Austin, gobs of people in New York, someone in Chicago, Denver, and three people in Los Angeles, including a Style...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 24, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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Best thing since sliced bread [updated]

This morning I overhead someone talk about "the best thing since sliced bread." But I missed hearing about the thing that was the object of her superlative. I felt my innards congeal with curiosity, and when it didn't pass,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 24, 2009; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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The next great pundit

I've got to go with Kevin Huffman in this pundit contest, even while noting, with clenched jaw, face twisted in a death's-head grimace, that both of the contestants have exposed their weaknesses. (You can cast your vote until 8...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 23, 2009; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (253)
 
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