The Yankee Pedlar Inn is a real hotel in Torrington, Conn., that is rumored to be haunted. The Innkeepers, a desultory indie-prod poorly written and lamely directed by Ti West, and filmed on the cheap at the actual location, is a poor-man’s rip-off of Stanley Kubrick’s hotel spookfest, The Shining, promising paranormal horrors to all who dare to enter. Where is Jack Nicholson when we need him?
Pat Healy, who covered Hillary Clinton throughout the Democratic primary, just told the crowd at the Times building that since June, Hillary has felt warmer toward Barack Obama, that he’s grown as a candidate. “Her primary concern is that a Democrat takes the White House. There are no residual bitternesses.”
Mayor Bloomberg proves New York is .9% bigger, and secures $23 million from the federal government.
Ben disagrees with Pat Healy’s take on whether Jeanine Pirro can effectively play the victim in her scandal.
Urban Elephants and Chris Callaghan are hosting a limerick contest.
Queens Senator Malcolm Smith will make his soon-to-be Read More
So what now for Bill Weld?
He started out this election season as one of the most intriguing figures from either part to seek statewide office, but now has Globe alumnus Pat Healy asking whether his stock has fallen to the point of becoming a “spoiler” for John Faso.
At his post-convention barbeque yesterday Read More
The New York Times just went up with its 2006 politics blog, The Empire Zone, and it looks good.
Leading the effort will be Pat Healy, along with Jennifer Medina and, I presume, other reporters as we go deeper into election season.
Having had a hand in the Times’ first political blog, I Read More
Maggie Haberman’s item on Rudy Giuliani hiring Anne Dickerson to raise cash for his PAC, and presumably for his 2008 presidential campaign.
Dickerson was the head of the Pioneer and Ranger fund-raising levels for George Bush’s 2004 bid.
Rudy’s protestations that it’s too early to contemplate a presidential bid are pretty uninteresting.
It’s more Read More
The Observer’s tape recorder ran out before Andrew got up to speak at the Stonewall Democratic Club (blame Alan Hevesi!), so I asked the Times’s Pat Healy for his transcript of the event, and he kindly obliged.
The controversy is over whether Andrew Cuomo denied that anti-gay Koch fliers ever existed, or simply Read More
I ran into Tom Suozzi yesterday at the 1199 rally, and asked him about Saturday’s Times story, in which Pat Healy wouldn’t let him withdraw a whack at Spitzer from the record.
Me: So are you mad at Pat Healy?
Suozzi: Nah. He’s just trying to do a job and make a name for Read More
If you want to know why we in the press so royally screwed [your candidate here], Evelyn Hernandez, Pat Healy, Jonathan Mandell, and I will be arguing about it at a forum moderated by the Drum Major Institute’s Andrea Batista Schlesinger tomorrow night.
Also, I gave an incorrect date for the Speaker’s debate sponsored Read More
The all-important Nagourney/Slackman political reporting slot at the Times is going to Pat Healy. No, not that Pat Healy. That Pat Healy.
Here’s the memo:
Subject: good news from metro
To: The Staff
From: Susan Edgerley
March 26, 2005
Patrick D. Healy will become Metro’s next government and politics correspondent, taking Read More