Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Inauguration Sunday With the Sleuth

Today's "We Are One" concert officially kicked off the inauguration festivities, and as the we roll into the evening, the celebratory events will move into high gear. We'll be hitting more parties tonight, tomorrow and Inauguration Night and beginning today, we'll give you the low down straight from the hot spots via our Twitter feed below.

Not following us yet? Sign up now on Twitter.

  • Clarification: Smithsonian Amer History director Brent Glass says he WANTS Obama's basketball shoes to be put on permanent display. about 4 hours ago
  • Smithsonian Amer History director Brent Glass tells Sleuth Obama's basketball shoes from Election Day on permanent display! about 4 hours ago
  • Just overheard Samuel L. Jackson tell David Corn his favorite "death scene" was being was eaten by a super-intelligent shark in "Deep Bl ... about 10 hours ago
  • In the VIP section of The Root ball: Oprah left. But Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson are still here. Tina Brown chatting up British amba ... about 10 hours ago
  • Finally, we have an Oprah sighting at The Root ball. She was just whisked away. about 10 hours ago
  • Movie producer Joe Pichirallo introducing special friends to Samuel L. Jackson (Sleuth included). about 11 hours ago
  • At Root ball, SEIU's Amy Dacey to Diane von Furstenburg: "I wear you all the time, it makes me feel special." about 12 hours ago
  • Hello from The Root ball. Who's here: Eric Holder, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, lots more. about 13 hours ago
  • Pulling up to The Root ball at the American History Museum on the Nat'l Mall. Port-o-potties for as far as the eye can see! about 14 hours ago
  • Also at Dowd's party: Patrick Whitesell, of Endeavor talent agency (with Ari Emanuel), looking like a fish out of hollywood. about 14 hours ago

Previous Updates »

By Paul Volpe  |  January 18, 2009; 6:30 PM ET
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Obama Inauguralpalooza, Night Two; Oprah on Deck Tonight
Next: Inauguralpalooza Night Three: Oprah, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson...




We're taking bets as to the exact hour, sometime today or possibly tomorrow morning, that George. W. Bush's 11th hour presidential pardons will become publicly known.

Will he issue a blanket pardon that covers himself, Cheney, and the entire "war on terror" army?

Will his pardons steal the thunder from Obama's swearing in...

...or will the media become a willing accomplice in a calculated effort to slip the pardons by quietly, without fanfare, in the midst of "Obamamania"?

Some of us are pondering another disquieting possibility on this last full day of the Bush administration: whether George W. Bush's repeated warnings about a transition-timed terrorist attack could come to pass...

... and exactly what Bush meant by that comment at his final press conference that some people may "write off" his warnings by saying, in Bush's words, "you know, he's trying to set something up."

And what's with that announcement this morning from White House Press Secretary Dana Perino that Bush has named Defense Secretary Robert Gates as "designated successor" in the event of a national emergency?

Do you EVER recall such an announcement before any other inauguration in American history? I don't...


And, in a related matter...


• Extrajudicial targeting and punishment allows a calculated bypass of the judicial system -- paving the way for myriad abuses.

NOTE: An attempt to post this commentary here earlier this morning failed, and was met with a message that the post was "being held for the blog owner." I believe this message was NOT generated by The Washington Post, but by a third-party censor with an ideological agenda.

Here is a link to another article that SOMEONE does not want YOU to read:

OR (if link is disabled):

Posted by: scrivener50 | January 19, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company