July 9, 2019
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Renaming the Redskins

In Sunday’s Washington Post! My six picks for a name that better reflects the Beltway Real.

See all 6 HERE.Gippers

White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2014

To celebrate the Dinner I did two historical reviews of the proceedings. First for Politico Magazine and the second for the Washington Post style section.

Coolidge650

Calvin Coolidge was the first president to attend.

Sinatra Hope650

In the 50’s and 60’s it was a Sinatra and Hope type of affair.Thomas650

Helen Thomas was the first to break to the glass ceiling and pave the way for women reporters.Kelly and Fawn650

Michael Kelly shocked the gang by bringing Fawn Hall.Ellen and Heche650

As did Ellen DeGeneres, later on, by bringing Anne Heche.Osbourne650

Then there was the year of Ozzie.

Lindsay Greta Tom650

And in 2013 Tom Brokow boycotted because Greta van Sisteren had brought Lindsay Lohan the previous year, which, to me would represent a positive trend.

Michelle 700

There was a year when Obama sported bangs. For some reason.

Trump700

Remember when Seth Meyers said that Trump was not only on Fox but also had a fox on his head?  Great.

Penn and Scarlett 700

Penn and Scarlett showed up together one night.

Jersey Boys 700

Arianna Huffington called Christie and Bon Jovi her “Jersey Boys”. Ickkk.

Obama Osama 700

The most amazing night of all was when Obama joked along while plans to take out bin Laden were under way. A great split screen Zero Dark 40 missed. Would have been a funnier film.

 

NY Observer’s Power 80

This week’s NY Observer gives us the 80 most powerful New Yorkers.  The number one on the list? Chirlane McCrea, our new first lady, who Mayor de Blasio describes as his “moral compass”.  The rest here are Rev. Al Sharpton (a  former classmate from Tilden High in Brooklyn, way back when. Wonder what he’s doing now?), Union leader Peter Ward and Carmen Farina, chancellor of schools. Sketch night Monday here for Lauren Draper, AD, Ken Kurson, Ed. was great fun.Power 80 cover650

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The Presidents Cuomo

Thanks to Josh Benson, Tom McGeveren, Peter Lettre at Capital New York for making this review of NY Governors who became president (as seen through a Cuomo-esque lens) possible. Oh, just because.

All characters played by current pols.

NY Governors as presidents Titles700

Van Buren Cuomo 2700

Cleveland Cuomo700

Cuomo TR Final Revise 2700Cuomo FDR Final700

Zeppo

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/world/pollution-killed-7-million-people-worldwide-in-2012-report-finds.html