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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 an American would give up at least one week of life to avoid taking a pill every day:
Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.
A pair of Russian film directors asked President Vladimir Putin to invest $18 million in a new restaurant chain intended to drive McDonald’s out of the Russian market. “Every project these days,” a Russian television personality said of the proposal, “must be smothered in patriotic sauce.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”