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Old D.C. Parties On


Ann Walker Marchant with Cher (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks)


Change? Change what? Permanent Washington -- socialites, lobbyists, media folk, sports stars, safe-seaters -- isn't going anywhere, thank you, but it was happy to use the inauguration as cause to party this weekend.

Washington Life's party at the Fairfax Hotel was Permanent D.C. Cool Kids, Dem Division (John Podesta, Kerry Kennedy, Chris Matthews, Hunter Biden), delighted to be back on top. "I haven't seen a group this ready to party," said Nancy Pelosi, with a little sort-of boogie arm-pump, "since Nancy and Soroush's Yosemite wedding!" (That would be the society mags' top dogs, Democratic heiress Nancy Bagley and Clintonite lawyer Soroush Shehabi.) ... Then on to Cafe Milano, where



Nancy Bagley and Nancy Pelosi (Joseph Allen for Washington Life)

500 usual suspects from both sides of the aisle mingled cozily. "A very classy thing to do," GOP money guy Fred Malek said of Barack Obama's dinner honoring John McCain tonight ... The younger, flashier party people (Redskin Shawn Springs, R&B's Raheem DeVaughn) converged Saturday for cocktails and grinding at Clinton Portis's Union Station fete. "D.C.'s going to party regardless, whether it's an inauguration or a black president," Santana Moss told our colleague Dan Steinberg ..... At a St. Regis ladies' tea hosted yesterday by Ann Walker Marchant, surprise guest Cher (in a teensy black mini) was outshone by former WH social secretary Capricia Marshall, amid rumors she'll be tapped as the new chief of protocol. "That is the rumor," she said with a knowing smile.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 19, 2009; 1:00 AM ET
 
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"Old Washington" wouldn't be caught dead with any of that lot, they're all carpetbaggers.

Posted by: rmlwj1 | January 19, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

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