Battlin' BetsyBy Scott Greenberg Former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey started off the Conservative Party's convention last night with echoes of National Tea Party leader Mark Williams' "Monkey God" attack on plans for a mosque near Ground Zero. After a ten-minute tirade against Obamacare, McCaug ... More >>
We thought the age of celebrity candidates ended with Jesse Ventura. Then, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then, with Al Franken. Then, with Caroline Kennedy, Mort Zuckerman, Larry Kudlow... Oh, who are we kidding, it never ends. Now we hear "multiple sources confirm" that Mike Bloomberg's girlf ... More >>
Letting schoolkids grow things in gardens has become controversial, the Times informs us today. Alice Waters, who runs Chez Panisse in Berkeley, has a foundation that endows programs in which children raise gardens at school. One of the "Edible Schoolyard" projects is starting in Gravesend, g ... More >>
Twitpic by Paris Hilton. "Bentley was so cute last night. Carnival is such a fun place to go. A must see place when you go to New York." What? Oh. The week started with rightbloggers cheering President Obama's for losing the Olympics and ends with them booing him for winning the Nobel Peace ... More >>
Back in the 90s, Betsy McCaughey helped take down the Clinton health care plan, and has recently been doing her bit to take down Obamacare. Yesterday she debated Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was impolite, referring to her as a "pyromaniac in a straw man factory" and flat-out accusing her of lyin ... More >>
While other Post writers ply a more wonkish trade -- former Clinton-care killer Betsy McCaughey, for example, offers a detailed analysis of Obama's "'Kill Granny' Bill" in today's issue -- Andrea Peyser mans the soapbox and calls for David Letterman to be fired for having affairs with women on his ... More >>
The New York Post reveals a "secret new rule" that prevents Governor Paterson from abandoning his security detail of state troopers "unless they have a signed order from him instructing them otherwise." (Paterson also increased the size of his security detail.) The Post of course makes the most of ... More >>
If Charlie Rangel and Percy Sutton are peeved that Eliot Spitzer has selected State Sen. David Paterson as his running mate rather than their candidate, Leecia Eve, imagine how Jon Cohen feels? Cohen is one of the also-runs for the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Like Eve, he made the rounds ... More >>
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