Ana Marie Cox, former Washington Editor of Radar, conducted a long interview with CBS News political analyst-turned-McCain-Palin campaign advisor Nicolle Wallace for Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Web site, The Daily Beast. (The Observer‘s Felix Gillette spoke with Ms. Wallace earlier this month.)
Early on, Ms. Wallace jokes that she walks her dog, Read More
John McCain isn’t the first presumptive presidential nominee to announce ahead of time when he will announce his running-mate.
Just as speculation over Barack Obama’s imminent V.P. selection reached fever pitch yesterday, McCain’s campaign not coincidentally leaked to the Politico news that the Read More
BEIJING—At Cal Ripken Jr.’s first press event in China, the press couldn’t go. Minutes before Ripken, the United States’ special envoy for public diplomacy, left the St. Regis Hotel for a tour of the 2008 Olympic baseball fields at Wukesong on Oct. 30, a State Department staffer intercepted me in the lobby. “Who are you Read More
That’s how The New Republic’s Ryan Lizza describes Hillary’s operation, in a comprehensive look at Hillaryland that has the rare virtue of not understating the role of an operative who will, as always, remain nameless.
He can’t quite decide if the operation is a tight band of (mostly) sisters or if internal strife is Read More
An Italian friend living in N.Y.C. writes:
We are done with Sex and the City here, but in Italy they’re still airing last year’s episodes and dubbing the final series. Many Italians are crazy about it, and ask me how the real thing is in New York. After one year of living in the city Read More
Among the most admirable aspects of George W. Bush’s public persona is his respect for the women who work for him. His ease with female leadership at the highest levels of his campaign and in the Oval Office suggests that he is in fact a man of his generation, however often he denigrates the liberal Read More