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The Sleuth: May 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007

Do Tell: Ron Paul On Babies, Prostitution, Marijuana and Chocolate Chip Cookies

In this week's installment of "Do Tell," we chat with Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) about his once-obscure presidential quest and newfound status as Internet rock star, thanks to Rudy Giuliani. Ever since Paul declared in the last GOP presidential debate in South Carolina that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were invited by bad U.S. foreign policy - "They attack us because we've been over there; We've...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  May 25, 2007; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
 
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Paul Simon: a Chris Dodd Roadie

No question who America's new national treasure, Paul Simon, is supporting for president. The most conspicuous V.I.P. audience member at last night's three-hour concert at which Simon was awarded the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). Mid-way through the show at the Warner Theater, Dodd and his wife, would-be first lady Jackie Clegg Dodd, were summoned down to...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  May 24, 2007; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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You Can Take the Kennedy Out of the Compound...

Safety buffs on Capitol Hill worry that Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) might be taking the "easy does it" motto of his Alcoholics Anonymous participation a tad too far. Kennedy has been spotted repeatedly lately riding his bicycle - without a helmet - to and from House votes, including on one occasion in which he was riding down a one-way street, the wrong way, one-handed, talking...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  May 22, 2007; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Jesse Jackson III Segways to Daycare

It's a good thing the National Transportation Safety Board doesn't know about this. Two Sleuth spies tell us they were having breakfast at the venerable Capitol Hill dive Tune Inn one morning last week and did double takes when they saw Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-Ill.) whiz past them riding a Segway down the sidewalk with his toddler-sized son. Our spies, who remain unnamed as they...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  May 21, 2007; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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