Mayor Bloomberg’s “companion” may try her hand at politics. [NYT]
East Village resident found alive and well after having gone missing for four days. [NYDN]
James Cameron will rerelease Titanic in 2012. In 3D, natch. [WSJ]
American ire falls on BP’s high-profile CEO. Read More
Laura Bush will write a memoir for the Scribner imprint of Simon & Schuster, it was announced this morning. The book, which will include details of Mrs. Bush’s eight years in the White House, will be edited by Scribner’s editor-in-chief, Nan Graham, and is scheduled for publication in 2010.
No word just yet on Read More
After opting for a controversial black and red number by New York designer Narciso Rodriguez on Election Night, Michelle Obama visited the White House today in a conservative (if snug) red dress by Maria Pinto, a Chicago favorite and creator of the blue dress Ms. Obama wore at the Democratic National Convention and Read More
On the morning of September 24, George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, waited patiently in the lobby outside a ballroom at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in the Sheraton New York, wearing a wool pinstriped suit and aggressively biting a red apple.
On a stage inside the ballroom, Bill Clinton, Read More
On Monday evening, Cindy McCain and Laura Bush solicited hurricane donations at the Republican National Convention wearing vastly different footwear. Mrs. Bush opted for comfortable, unexciting slingbacks (at left) while Mrs. McCain went with considerably higher, coquettish black peep-toe pumps—hot!—and an imposing mustard-yellow dress that Salon called a "rain slicker."
Verdict: Cindy’s been Read More
ST. PAUL—With much fanfare, this evening’s session of the Republican National Convention was turned into a fundraiser for hurricane relief. Laura Bush and Cindy McCain appeared onstage beneath a video screen that projected a web address, www.causegreater.com, which was set up by the McCain campaign. Visitors to the web site, as well Read More
ST. PAUL—The latest word is that Hurricane Gustav has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm and that water levels in New Orleans are receding – strong and encouraging signs that the Crescent City and the rest of the Gulf Coast will be spared tragedy and destruction on the scale of Hurricane Katrina. Read More
Speaking now at the Republican National Convention, Laura Bush explained why President George Bush couldn’t make it.
“Our first priority now today is to ensure the security of those living today in the Gulf Coast region,” said Bush, who added, “When such events occur we are reminded that first we are all Americans.” Read More
On a conference call just now, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said that Laura Bush and Cindy McCain will make brief remarks during the Republican National Convention this afternoon and that Governor Sarah Palin had arrived in St. Paul.
“Governor Palin is in town, she got in last night,” said Davis, who also said that Read More
After Laura Bush’s speech, the delegation sat down for breakfast. Ricky Roberie, a 47-year-old delegate from Baton Rouge, said over a plate of eggs and grits that he was “very excited” to see the first lady who, he said, “is always proper.”
When asked about her definitely-not-apolitical comments about the lack of experience in Read More