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Roberta McCain, the candidate’s Mom, was among those congratulating campaign manager Rick Davis and his wife, Karen, last night at the historic home of Lea and Wayne Berman. The evening was social, meant to ease the tensions for Republicans in a tough year, aided by a jazz trio led by a pianist who’s an alumnus of the “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. The secret to lasting 96 years? Roberta McCain drank water as she worked the bipartisan crowd, which included the Davis’ children, Lauren and Cole, plus Justice Alito, Dean Aguillen, Liz Denny, Michael Duffy, Carla Eudy, Fred Fielding, Craig Fuller, Michael Glassner, Joel Kaplan, Governor Keating, Michael Lebovitz, Fred Malek, Drew Maloney, John McConnell, Brian McCormack, Mack McLarty, Ken Mehlman, Tom Nides, Bill Plante, Scott Reed, Lucky Roosevelt and Bob Woodward.
Must be hard holding Washington insiders accountable when you are one…
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Chance that a movie script copyrighted in the U.S. before 1925 was written by a woman:
Cari Beauchamp, Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood, Charles Scribner's Sons (N.Y.C.)
Engineers funded by the United States military were working on electrical brain implants that will enable the creation of remote-controlled sharks.
Malaysian police were seeking fifteen people who appeared in an online video of the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games 2014 Extravaganza, and Spanish police fined six Swiss tourists conducting an orgy in the back of a moving van for not wearing their seatbelts.
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