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May 26, 2004

Wonkette, etc.

INDC Journal asks us to de-link Wonkette. Tricky. I rely on the InstaPundit to read her for me so have never linked in the first place. INDC Journal's ire inspired me to look if only for curiosity's sake and I begin to understand the popularity of Wonkette. I mean, we are not made of stone.

And then... Wizbang has more details.

And then... I was about to say "I'll pose nude for fifty bucks." Then I remembered some people around here have a sense of humour. Ahem. This update comes via Gawker (with a hat tip to Mondo Sismondo).

TND is hearing through the grapevine that that Playboy magazine is in discussions to offer both Cutler and Cox a six figure deal to pose nude for an upcoming issue of Playboy timed for the fall elections - more if they pose together. Cutler, who has done her share of glam-photos in the past, would be looking at a hefty pay increase over the $400 per hour she was earning as a DC escort for Capital Hill staffers and cabinet officials.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 26, 2004 08:41 AM

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You don't really have to delink Wonkette, I was just making a bit of a point ... but I'm curious about your newly found enjoyment of her site - specifically, what do you mean about being made of stone? And what do you enjoy?

If I interpret this correctly, I think you misunderstand some of my ire ... mean, have you looked at my site lately? It's not Proust.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at May 26, 2004 10:29 AM

PS - not being a ballbuster, I''m actually really curious ...

Posted by: Bill from INDC at May 26, 2004 10:33 AM

Good Lord man, look at her! ;)

(Maybe you had to see my Pre-Raphaelite Week at the Flea™ to know about my obsession with ethereal redheads.)

Posted by: Flea at May 26, 2004 11:11 AM

I never really understood the lasting appeal of Wonkette (Ana Marie Cox). She writes in a light, breezy style, reminiscent of high school girl-diaries (or People magazine). It's amusing but too fluffy for me.

She's clearly very intelligent, but I'm just not a fan of her Beltway-as-Gilmore Girls style. I prefer my D.C. inside baseball to be laden with irrelevant policy details, not gossipy social details.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at May 26, 2004 11:27 AM

To borrow Rue's turn of phrase, I didn't think her overbite was prominent enough to qualify for your Pre-Raphaelite squad. =)

Posted by: Chris Taylor at May 26, 2004 11:32 AM

UNDERbite, rather.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at May 26, 2004 11:34 AM

I had forgotten the underbite incident. I shudder to think what Rue will have to say about this latest...

Posted by: Flea at May 26, 2004 11:51 AM

Hmmmm ...

A. I guess we have different taste in women. Those two are good by DC standards, but I'd rather come to Ghost of A Flea and gander a look at the boogie pimps.

B. "reminiscent of high school girl-diaries"


Posted by: Bill from INDC Journal at May 26, 2004 03:42 PM

click click click click click..... I followed the links and there is not an 'ethereal redhead' in sight. Although the mannish FAKE washed out'strawberry blonde', left me concerned for the Flea.

[thumbing through my Rolodex looking for single ethereal redheads to fix him up with]

Wait a second, Most of my readership is made up of ethereal redheads.

Although, as Chris has pointed out, a prominent 'underbite' is the hallmark of a true pre-Raphaelite specimen.

This provides me with a project. I love projects.

Posted by: Rue at May 27, 2004 09:57 AM

This is why I keep my coffee well away from the keyboard.

Posted by: Flea at May 27, 2004 09:59 AM