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The Sleuth: February 18, 2007 - February 24, 2007

Bloggers Blast Obama Spokesman

Barack Obama's campaign is being hit again, this time by bloggers who are taking aim at chief spokesman Robert Gibbs over his role in a controversial attack ad that ran early in the 2004 presidential campaign. The barrage leveled against Gibbs was kicked off by Democratic blogger Jerome Armstrong, a founder of MyDD.com, in a scathing indictment titled, "Robert Gibbs, the drag on Obama." The...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 23, 2007; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Techno Ted's Wacky Site

It's going to be a lot more difficult now for Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to shirk his "Techno Ted" nickname (and techno-dunce reputation), what with the single weirdest message we've ever seen appearing on his campaign Web site. Almost as freaky as his infamously disjointed "series-of-tubes" speech last year about the Internet (which briefly earned him the Most Lampooned Politician on the Web award), Stevens's...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 23, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Lincoln Bedroom Scandal, The Sequel?

A couple of supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign seem to have forgotten that paying to sleep in the White House's Lincoln Bedroom is so outré these days. If their provocative declaration as they entered a Clinton fundraiser in South Florida Tuesday night is any indication, the Lincoln Bedroom could make a return to front-page headlines ... that is, if the Clintons make...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 21, 2007; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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90210 Persians for Hillary

While Barack Obama snags the Hollywood limelight this week (and the movie stars' mega bucks), his fellow frontrunner in the Democratic presidential sweepstakes will be cozying up with the Persian Jews of Beverly Hills. Barack gets Denzel Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Hillary Rodham Clinton gets Nina Ansary, Hassan Nemazee, Rashel Pouri and lots of other people you've never heard of. Another...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 20, 2007; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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