Wait, Washington journos, politicos are fat? Politico‘s Roger Simon tries to make rational sense out of this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. His Vanna White anecdote is so entertainingly awkward. But the best part? “To me it’s a party. It’s fun. Though some journalists squeezed into too-tight tuxedos or ballgowns defensively say they use the party to get information from powerful sources.” Read the whole thing.
Sen. Barbara Boxer rusty on 50 Cent (the rapper)… Talking Points Memo has the scoop today on Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) foolishly referring to 50 Cent as a “singing group.” She called him “50 Cents.” See here.
Reporter meets Rep. Grimm for coffee in 2009… The writer says something wasn’t right about Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), even back then. Grimm pled not guilty to 20 counts of federal crimes this week. In an overpriced Swedish café years ago, here’s what happened: “He had a coiled intensity about him, as if he were sitting not so much for an interview but waiting for the coach to call his number so he could suit up. He couldn’t answer even the fattest softballs thrown at him. Why was he running? What was his argument against the moderate McMahon, who was so willing to buck his own party orthodoxy?” Read the story.
Guess which state has high schoolers using condoms the least? Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog has the lowdown on condom use across the nation. The lowest is Hawaii. See here.