“You know what would be nice? If you could make this room look less like a typical rock & roll dressing room and more sort of… interesting? Are you with me? Just let someone loose with a bit of artistic flair… er, do you know any homosexuals? And am I allowed to say that? Probably not.”—Iggy Pop’s tour rider (via thesmokinggun) (via sharingtime) (via hellofriend) (via cajunboy)
In an extraordinary message obtained and authenticated by Politico, Dole uses his trademark biting wit to portray McClellan as a classic Washington opportunist.
“There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don’t have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues,” Dole wrote in a message sent yesterday morning. “No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique.”
“In my nearly 36 years of public service I’ve known of a few like you,” Dole writes, recounting his years representing Kansas in the House and Senate. “No doubt you will ‘clean up’ as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, ‘Biting The Hand That Fed Me.’ Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years”
Dole assures McClellan that he won’t read the book — “because if all these awful things were happening, and perhaps some may have been, you should have spoken up publicly like a man, or quit your cushy, high profile job”
“That would have taken integrity and courage but then you would have had credibility and your complaints could have been aired objectively,” Dole concludes. “You’re a hot ticket now but don’t you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate?”
He signs the email simply: “BOB DOLE” Michael Marshall, Dole’s spokesman and colleague at the Alston Bird law firm, confirms the message came from the former senator and presidential candidate. ”Yes, it is authentic,” Marshall wrote in an email.
photo courtesy foodinmouthThis blogger’s friend recently scored a resy to Momofuku Ko and took him along (lucky bastard.) At dinner, he whipped out his camera and started taking photos. None other than the Chang man himself cam eout and politely (a rarity for David Chang, I’m sure) asked him to chill.
It started quite a debate in his comments section. And it is a debate that has carried on ever since food blogging has exploded. Typically, chefs and restaurateurs hate bloggers enough as it is, what with our lack of true food expertise (for the most part), and our amateur palettes.
What do you all think about food bloggers taking photos of their meals?
But seriously, check out these pictures. If you didn’t rush to your computers every morning at 10 am before, this should make you want to now.
During a fund-raiser in Denver, Obama —a former constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School — was asked what he hoped to accomplish during his first 100 days in office. “I would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued by George Bush and overturn those laws or executive decisions that I feel violate the constitution,” said Obama.