As regular readers of this Web log are aware, my appointments sometimes come so thick and fast there simply aren’t enough workday hours between Monday and Friday to hold them. So it was Saturday, when, after five solid ten-hour days, Gretchen booked another eight, despite the fact that it was Memorial Day weekend. Here in… Continue reading Did He Spy for the FBI, or is that Just a Lie?
What with self-radicalizing Islamic terrorists wreaking havoc on our sacred soil, poison-soaked letters worming their way through the mail from the backwaters of Mississippi to the corridors of power in our Nation’s Capital, billows of nerve gas wafting across Syria, sequestration tightening its python grip on the economy, the garment industry in an uproar over massive… Continue reading Jeb Knows Barbara Bush Always Liked George W Best
Representative Steven King, of Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, had been pestering Gretchen to get a telephone consultation with me since the last days of January. Finally, she managed to fit him in on Friday, February 8th. King: Hello, is this Tom Collins? Tom: Yes, Representative King, that’s me. How can I help you today? King:… Continue reading Republicans Form Circular Firing Squad Around Karl Rove
It was a mighty glum Mortimer Groenteboer of the American Fruit and Vegetable Council who came to visit my office on the afternoon of Friday March 30. “He looks,” Gretchen opined in an instant message shortly before showing him in, “like he was weaned on a pickle.” And so he did. A more unhappy Washington… Continue reading Scalia Says Obamacare Tastes Like Broccoli
Cerise is out of town on business this weekend, and Twinkle is staying overnight at the vet, leaving me, so I thought, alone for the day. What’s more, I am completely caught up on my work, too. Therefore, I figured I’d relax on the sofa at home with the latest editions of Harpers, the Atlantic… Continue reading Media Matter Mess Attracts a Mercenary Muse