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For some reason Chris Matthews doesn't want Lynn Sweet to throw Villager Queen Bee Sally Quinn under the bus for finally embarrassing herself badly enough to get the axe over as Amato put it—her idiotic column. I find it completely ironic that Ms. Quinn finally got her scalp in the form of Desiree Rogers at the same time she found herself in hot water.
The only reason this story interests me at all is because it just shows what kind of bubble anyone who is a member of the elite in D.C. live in whether they’re politicians who’ve been there too long, members of the media who’ve been there too long or part of the “social scene”there like Quinn. These people remind me of a god damned sorority or debutante ball where the rich kids decide who’s good enough to come out and be seen with the rest of them and if you’ve got powerful connections in Washington like Quinn the rest of them had better bend to your will or else.
Quinn was calling for Desiree Rogers’ head after the Salahis mess. Now that that head has come after Quinn made a fool of herself, Matthews doesn’t want to talk about it. I wonder if he’s worried about not being invited to that next cocktail party she’s planning and the kewl kids leaving him and his wife out of another Villager get together.
We’ll never know but if I was a betting person, I would not hesitate to put money on Matthews not wanting to alienate her due to D.C. Villager coziness. Matthews will gladly talk about Desiree Rogers leaving but won't dare to mention her main attacker's problems with making a fool of herself. That's just kind of pathetic IMO.
I think someone has a crush on Scott Brown. On the Jan. 18th edition of the O'Reilly Factor Quinn says this about Brown posing for Cosmo back in 1982.
But I think that there are a number of factors here. It’s not as black and white as it may seem. First of all Scott Brown is a hunk. And I think that the fact that he posed semi-nude for a magazine gave him a huge advantage in public recognition.
Name recognition... it made him a recognizable public figure which he was not before and also a lot of women think he's really cute.
I have to wonder if Ms. Quinn would be equally as charitable if this was a woman who posed semi-nude instead. This is one where I'm actually in agreement with some of the rightie bloggers out there that I refuse to link to, who thought this was an absolutely ridiculous thing to say as well, but of course some of them are using this as an excuse to call Quinn a "leftist". Spare me. She's a typical Villager snob who apparently has a thing for Scott Brown after watching this little episode of hers.
Well John, Sally Quinn didn't have to wait for Bill-O to have her on to demand that Desiree Rogers be fired. Anderson Cooper beat her to the punch. After reading Digby's post today, it looks like Quinn had better hope someone doesn't put a Voodoo spell on her ass.
Reader JD sent in this amusing bit of color about Desiree Rogers:
I'm a little puzzled about the lack of research done on Ms. Rogers background. She may well be an "old Chicago pal" of Michele's, but she's originally from New Orleans. Everyone here knows her, she was Queen of Zulu back in the 70s (which, trust me, is a very big deal here, socially) and her maiden name is Glapion.
Her father, Roy Glapion, was a popular city councilman until his death a few years back. He (as well as Ms. Rogers) is a direct descendant of the famed 19th century voodoo queen Marie Laveaux, who's married name was Glapion.I'm not surprised that "the Village Tabbies" don't know this, but they should. Because descendants of "the widow Glapion" are not to be f@#ked with. Seriously.
Transcript via CNN.
COOPER: Joining us now, "Washington Post" columnist Sally Quinn and CNN national security contributor Frances Townsend, a former president -- under President Bush, a homeland security adviser.
Fran, the Salahis, the first two White House crashers, they look bad enough. And now a third. How -- how could this happen?
FRAN TOWNSEND: Well, it -- Anderson, it is baffling, but I will tell you, this is actually a very different fact set than the Salahis.
The Salahis themselves entered the compound. This is an individual who figured out, for however he did, where the Indian delegation was staying. He -- those people, the delegation is under the control of the State Department office of protocol who then takes the delegation as a whole to the Secret Service where they're screened.
From Hardball, while attacking President Obama for not having enough passion to suit them over the party crashers at the White House and the Christmas Underwear Bomber Pat Buchanan uses the Nixon administration to attack President Obama.
MATTHEWS: ... that executive role. And I want you to jump in here, Drew, because I think we`re on to something very narrow and very particular and pointed here. Something like the White House security and those grifters broke in -- a small matter, you could argue, because nothing really went wrong, but they did break in. They had no right to be there. It took him the longest time.
Now, Sally Quinn, who writes about things in Washington, said today in "The Washington Post" on the op-ed page, he should have fired somebody. It should have been Mark Sullivan out of Secret -- somebody, Desiree Rogers, in charge of social life. That was a case. Then the other thing with this thing with the airplane almost being blown up -- nobody seems to be -- you don`t get a sense he`s the boss.
BUCHANAN: Look, I...
MATTHEWS: He`s got some people like Rahm Emanuel enforcing them. And nobody gets sledgehammered.
BUCHANAN: Well, let me tell you -- this is -- now, I know you might...
MATTHEWS: ... what Sally said...
BUCHANAN: You might not like the...
MATTHEWS: ... the president explained every time.
BUCHANAN: You might not like this comparison, but Nixon would have called in Haldeman, if those two people had walked in there. What went on, Bob? What happened? You get to the bottom of this. Heads roll. And Haldeman would have been right on top of this. I know they ran into a lot of trouble, but I`ll tell you, that was the best-run White House I have ever been in, first term of Nixon. I mean, when Nixon demanded this kind of action -- and he would not have been satisfied...
MATTHEWS: Well, Watergate, was first term, though.
BUCHANAN: Well, Watergate was first term. There`s no doubt about it. OK. You can laugh about it, what I`m saying...
MATTHEWS: I`m not. I`m just bringing it up.
BUCHANAN: ... is Bob Haldeman was an executive.
WESTEN: He was decisive.
BUCHANAN: And I don`t know that -- and Rahm Emanuel is a congressman and a guy that runs around getting money from Wall Street.
Yeah, best run White House Pat, except for the pesky little Watergate matter.