This week, America’s long-running and virtually unchanged gameshow Jeopardy! is featuring “Power Players,” which on Monday and Tuesday meant famous people in the arenas of news, politics, and books.
As expected, within a day of Jimmy Carter blaming racism for "an overwhelming portion of the intentionally demonstrated animosity toward Barack Obama," politicians — including many Democrats — began rushing to rebut the notion.
RNC's Michael Steele just now: "Too bad the chattering classes are too busy... to notice that a change is coming... this change, my friends, is being delivered in a teabag. And that's a wonderful thing."
- Obama's Press Secretary Robert Gibbs thinks people have more important things to worry about than whether Wanda Sykes would prefer Rush Limbaugh dead. Unfortunately, the Republicans don't, since they've got nothing to do. [Politico]
- Ben Affleck's Congressman character in State of Play was based on his friendship with New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, except for the part about boning a young staffer. Weiner's dating Clintonite Huma Abedin. [NY Times]
- This week's New York Times Magazine cover story on Obama's first hundred days doesn't look exceptionally celebratory. It looks more like, "This is what 100 days as President will do to you." [NY Times]
Politics can be so boring some days, with people still talking about Rush Limbaugh and Obama's budgetary maneuvers, so instead we'll focus on Beyoncé, basketball and John Edwards' reported baby mama.
I know, craziest headline ever. But it's the truth! Rush Limbaugh not only loves Obama, he's totally gay for Obama, he probably voted for Obama, and he's got a shrine to pay homage to Obama.