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Cocktail Chatter With Clooney, Plame, Snow at D.C. Bash (FREEPERs mentioned!)
Editor and Publisher ^ | 4-29-06 | Joe Strupp

Posted on 04/29/2006 11:28:30 PM PDT by STARWISE

NEW YORK Saturday night’s much-awaited White House Correspondents Dinner, featuring appearances by President Bush, George Clooney and Valerie Plame, among others, kicked off with a round of cocktail parties scattered over two floors at the Washington Hilton. At the Reuters’ party you could get a drink called The Cheney Shot—made with Wild Turkey.

Over 2700 attendees were expected. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of the Doobie Brothers, a guest of The Washington Times, was dressed in a kilt.

About 15 protestors from the conservative Web site Free Republic raised a fuss outside on a sunny evening, passing out baby pacifiers with “CNN” written on them and carrying signs. One featured a picture of Osama bin Laden and the words: “My best friends are Dana Priest, James Risen, and Eric Lichtblau” (all recently named Pulitzer winners).

Inside, Valerie Plame and husband Joseph Wilson were in the crowd spilling out of the ABC News party (they are guests of the network at the dinner). Plame was pleasant, but asked by E&P why she came tonight she said, “I’m sorry,” adding in mock-red carpet lingo, “I’m wearing Armani.” Her gown was ivory.

Asked what might happen if she met the president, she repeated, “I’m wearing Armani.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Free Republic; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: breathlesswriting; clooney; correspondents; dc; dcchapter; dinner; freep; freepers; frraisedafuss; plame; pressincest; presstitutes; starstruckstrupp; whcadinner; whitehouse; wilson
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YAHOO DC FREEPERS!! You're THE BEST!!
1 posted on 04/29/2006 11:28:37 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: devolve; ohioWfan; snugs; Mo1; Peach; DrDeb; Lancey Howard; Enchante; rodguy911; NordP; backhoe; ...

Way to go PING!! CNN pacifiers .. lol ... DC FReepers rock!!


2 posted on 04/29/2006 11:32:02 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: kristinn
One featured a picture of Osama bin Laden and the words: “My best friends are Dana Priest, James Risen, and Eric Lichtblau”

OK, who was it? < |:)~

3 posted on 04/29/2006 11:32:44 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

Cheers to this one, guys .. ;) FReepers .. because of you, Jim. God bless you.


4 posted on 04/29/2006 11:33:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: martin_fierro; BufordP

"One featured a picture of Osama bin Laden and the words: “My best friends are Dana Priest, James Risen, and Eric Lichtblau”
OK, who was it?"

I'll bet it was Buford.


5 posted on 04/29/2006 11:35:06 PM PDT by gate2wire
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To: STARWISE

Wow the Dana Priest slam got published in "Editor and Publisher". There is no better media venue to humiliate a journalist for being a traitor.
Whoever held up that sign should get an FR medal.


6 posted on 04/29/2006 11:36:58 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: All
“We thought it would be fun,” she (PLAME) finally said about the dinner. “We look forward to a delightful evening.”

Her husband was a bit more blunt: “We have no reason to hide.” He said some Republicans blamed him for the president’s low approval ratings, but he said that was not his fault, “although I do have a W in my name also.”

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The shameless cretins!! Why not bring Mary McTraitor with them? GRRRrrrrrrrrrr

7 posted on 04/29/2006 11:37:45 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: STARWISE


Woo-Hoo!
8 posted on 04/29/2006 11:38:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (So long Danny - gone but not forgotten)
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From the dowdinatrix:

"Maureen Dowd of The New York Times said that when she interviewed Snow several years ago she found him uncommonly "nice." But she added: "I think he's really irrelevant to the problem. They have to make fundamental changes to the war council."

(snip)

The always helpful Scarborough .. /sarc.

"MSNBC conservative host Joe Scarborough, asked to size up the president's current political problems, said,“The common wisdom is that George Bush and the Republican party are in trouble. There is no doubt that if the Democrats take control of the House or Senate, the last two years for George Bush will be as difficult for him as the last two years were for Clinton.” In any case, he added, “most people think Bush will not recover and investigations will continue for years.”

The late-breaking “Hookergate” scandal, he said, “will keep reporters and columnists busy this summer.”

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Ok .. what's "hookergate???"

9 posted on 04/29/2006 11:40:48 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: STARWISE
You guys get to do the best freeps!

Poor Valerie Plame. Now she's really blown her top secret double undercover status at the very scrupulous CIA.

10 posted on 04/29/2006 11:41:10 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: STARWISE
Hookergate
11 posted on 04/29/2006 11:44:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Who wuhves ya, Baby?
12 posted on 04/29/2006 11:51:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: martin_fierro

Jeeze .. missed that one.


13 posted on 04/29/2006 11:51:08 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: STARWISE

Maureen Dowd of The New York Times said that when she interviewed Snow several years ago she found him uncommonly "nice."

As opposed to???


14 posted on 04/29/2006 11:52:19 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: STARWISE

Duke Cunningham of hookergate.
This is the one I mentioned earlier, one of 5 San Diego congressmen now in the slammer.


15 posted on 04/29/2006 11:55:40 PM PDT by SoCalPol (DemocRATs - the CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: STARWISE
Plame was pleasant, but asked by E&P why she came tonight she said, “I’m sorry,” adding in mock-red carpet lingo, “I’m wearing Armani.”

Really puts the Plame BS in perspective.

16 posted on 04/29/2006 11:58:56 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (What part of 'If you don't vote Republican, DemRats will control our country' don't you understand?)
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To: STARWISE
"Maureen Dowd of The New York Times

The only way she should be allowed into a press function would be as the hat check girl.

17 posted on 04/30/2006 12:01:11 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (What part of 'If you don't vote Republican, DemRats will control our country' don't you understand?)
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To: STARWISE

It would appear that the film industry isn't the only one full of self-congratulatory ego monsters. But we knew that already.


18 posted on 04/30/2006 12:01:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Darkwolf377
“I’m wearing Armani.”

What a pathetic idiot...

19 posted on 04/30/2006 12:03:52 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: STARWISE
He said some Republicans blamed him for the president’s low approval ratings, but he said that was not his fault, “although I do have a W in my name also.”

What passes for wit in Lib circles.

20 posted on 04/30/2006 12:05:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: gate2wire; STARWISE; BufordP; staytrue; Jim Robinson

I think that the "My best friends . ." sign was the brilliant creation of staytrue, but BufordP made an incredible Pulitzer prize winning sign, apparently suggested by (or using) another's idea. Numerous other FReepers had great signs.

Dr. Raoul had a truly funny costume.

As always, this was the most fun FReep of the year. We have numerous photos and stories.

DC Chapter was reinforced by FReepers from TN, OH, CN, and NJ.

This followed a FReep, earlier in the day, of Fred Phelps' hate cult as they did a blood dance outside Bethesda Naval Hospital, FReepers being honored by standing with large numbers of Rolling Thunder and other veterans.

A second FReep in the day was against peaceniks in Olney, MD, but distance prevented FReepers from attending both Olney and the White House Correspondents' (WHCA) Dinner FReep. We split our forces.

Just the night before, many FReepers were also at Walter Reed Army Hospital to support the wounded troops there and oppose a Code Pinko blood dance.

Four FReeps in 2 days. IIRC, PleaDeal is doing reports on Walter Reed and Bethesda FReeps, Sauropod is doing the report on the WHCA, and trooprally will report on the Olney FReep. Others will be helping supply photos and input. It may take a few days.

Let me know if you want to be pinged to the After-Action reports or simply click here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dcchapter
and you should start seeing the reports in a few days.

Jim, you see what you started. Thanks for giving us our voice online and paving the way for this.


21 posted on 04/30/2006 12:15:56 AM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: STARWISE
Supposedly Duke Cunningham and other pols were supplied hookers by defense contractor lobbyists.
22 posted on 04/30/2006 12:16:14 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: shield
“I’m wearing Armani.”

So what, Valerie? I'm wearing blue jeans, and I'm reading FreeReplublic on my laptop while watching playoff hockey on TV. I'd say I'm having the better evening, by far!

23 posted on 04/30/2006 12:21:56 AM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: kristinn; Doctor Raoul; tgslTakoma; PleaDeal; trooprally; sauropod

In addition to the main post, see my reply above.

Please let me know if I messed up in my summary about the report writing.


24 posted on 04/30/2006 12:22:10 AM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF

Awesome ... I'll be anxious to see the pics. Thank YOU for your devotion and for BEING there.


25 posted on 04/30/2006 12:26:26 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: STARWISE
Plame was pleasant, but asked by E&P why she came tonight she said, “I’m sorry,” adding in mock-red carpet lingo, “I’m wearing Armani.” Her gown was ivory.

Asked what might happen if she met the president, she repeated, “I’m wearing Armani.”


Is that what passes for witty repartee these days? Spider-Man comes up with better quips while getting pounded on by the Hulk.
26 posted on 04/30/2006 12:31:49 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: STARWISE

HEE HEE HE GO FR

27 posted on 04/30/2006 12:47:16 AM PDT by madconserv (Jesus take the wheel- We Freepers can't do it all on our own.)
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To: STARWISE

Giggling in spite of myself.

Way to go FReepers.


28 posted on 04/30/2006 12:47:20 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: STARWISE
Bush shook hands with dinner entertainer Stephen Colbert on the way to his seat at the head table. Colbert was seated next to venerable Helen Thomas.

Venerable?

29 posted on 04/30/2006 12:48:33 AM PDT by AZLiberty (America is the hope of all men who believe in the principle of freedom and justice. - A. Einstein)
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To: AZLiberty

I was flipping channels earlier and I saw the most bizarre show on Cspan about this all.

The press produced some video parody about the whitehouse press secretary where a real Helen Thomas was interviewing a mock whitehouse press secretary about the Iraq war and kept drilling him about the reasons to go to war. It was truely horrible and like some liberals deluded dream.

I can't even imagine that they showed this at an event that Bush was at.


30 posted on 04/30/2006 1:49:45 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: STARWISE
David "Crybaby" Gregory in a diaper and Boris Badenov holding a "Where's MY Pulitzer?" sign were also there.
31 posted on 04/30/2006 2:57:51 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Hugo, Fidel, Evo....Commie Guys Get...Code Pink Wet)
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To: STARWISE; BillF; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Angelwood; hellinahandcart

AAR coming right up. Pics have been resized.

Uploading now.


32 posted on 04/30/2006 3:05:17 AM PDT by sauropod (Gael Murphy calls Kristinn her very own "teddy bear")
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To: gate2wire; martin_fierro

staytrue


33 posted on 04/30/2006 3:06:37 AM PDT by sauropod (Gael Murphy calls Kristinn her very own "teddy bear")
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To: AZLiberty
Venerable?

I'm sure it was a typo for Venereal.

34 posted on 04/30/2006 3:51:11 AM PDT by Socratic ("I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.")
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To: STARWISE

What a HOOT!

Brilliant poster- no matter who made it.


35 posted on 04/30/2006 4:51:22 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: Darkwolf377
Plame would have looked great standing next to this guy.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

36 posted on 04/30/2006 4:56:51 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: STARWISE
"Colbert was seated next to venerable Helen Thomas."

I didn't know that venerable meant "smelly old goat".

Way to go DC Chapter. Great "party favors"!

37 posted on 04/30/2006 5:23:14 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage
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To: mware

"Hello, Bolis dahlink, how do you lahk my gown?"


38 posted on 04/30/2006 5:29:41 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (What part of 'If you don't vote Republican, DemRats will control our country' don't you understand?)
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To: STARWISE
Thanks to the DC Freepers and doesn't Plame's reaction show the elitist attitude of these people. They think they're entitled to do the things they do.

I'm sick of continually hearing how Republicans are in trouble. Why don't we continually hear how Democrats have NO plan to fix ANYTHING. Are we going to let them get by with this? The answer is probably "yes" as we're always playing defense.

39 posted on 04/30/2006 5:29:48 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis

Bring it on. I understand Mollohan will make Cunningham look like a piker.


40 posted on 04/30/2006 5:32:00 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Darkwolf377
What the well dress liberal journalists are wearing his season of the year.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

41 posted on 04/30/2006 5:32:54 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: madconserv

One of the most valuable men in America. Definitely one of the most effective. Long live Rush.


42 posted on 04/30/2006 5:33:53 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: STARWISE

Plame was pleasant, but asked by E&P why she came tonight she said, “I’m sorry,” adding in mock-red carpet lingo, “I’m wearing Armani.” Her gown was ivory.

Asked what might happen if she met the president, she repeated, “I’m wearing Armani.”

If this idiot is an example of a covert agent, no wonder 9/11 came as a complete surprise. The scary part is not that she was ever "exposed" but that she would even qualify.


43 posted on 04/30/2006 5:35:18 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: STARWISE

Bump for the DC FReepers!


44 posted on 04/30/2006 5:37:02 AM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: STARWISE

HA ha...
and the RATS take another one in the...

45 posted on 04/30/2006 6:15:26 AM PDT by Chode (1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT. American Hedonist )
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To: Socratic

4 u in "rio linda" they both mean vvveeeery ooold


46 posted on 04/30/2006 6:29:53 AM PDT by aumrl
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To: Doctor Raoul

:)


47 posted on 04/30/2006 6:43:39 AM PDT by fatima (And the beat goes on.)
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To: gate2wire

Excellent guess. Buford takes no prisoners.


48 posted on 04/30/2006 6:54:04 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
The press produced some video parody about the whitehouse press secretary where a real Helen Thomas

That was put on by Colbert who was the "entertainment." He literaly died at the podium as the audience only laughed politely a few times. The President was the best! See if you can catch his remarks in a rerun on CSPAN.

49 posted on 04/30/2006 6:56:29 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush Code Pink, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the womyn)
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To: rabidralph; staytrue; BufordP

Turns out it was staytrue, but Buford had one in a similar vein.


50 posted on 04/30/2006 6:57:05 AM PDT by gate2wire
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