Washington Babylon — June 20, 2008, 11:10 am

Bob Woodward: On the inside looking out

From Politico:

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…

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