June 2009 Archives

Happy two-days-until-Friday, Polichicks!

Wow, we've been away far too long!  While we'd like to say that we were off solving the economic crisis or finding a cure for cancer, truth is, we've been watching waaaaay too many episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  And we've been busy planning our next Cocktail Caucus with Saks Fifth Avenue which, by the way, will take place on Sunday, July 12th from 1 to 4 pm.  But more on that later!  For now, the news...

Talk of the Town:  Get ready to hear nothing but healthcare, healthcare, HEALTHCARE in Washington.  President Obama wants to reform America's healthcare system, but he'll need a bipartisan compromise in Congress to pull it off. [The New York Times]

What in the World:  North Norea is giving the U.S. all kinds of 'tude.  Despite international warnings to end its nuclear program, North Korea is shouting from the rooftops that it will continue to try to build nuclear weapons.  And as for U.S. backed U.N. sanctions against the country? "We'll take firm military action if the United States and its allies try to isolate us," a spokesman for North Korea said. [New York Times]

Beauty Contest:  Remember back in high school, how during elections for homecoming queen, the winner was always the pretty cheat who stuffed the ballot box with multiple votes for herself?  Well,  Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also digs this campaign strategy.  He won Iran's presidential election taking 62% of the vote, even though few can remember voting for him.  Man, ballot stuffing = really effective campaign strategy!  (Well it works, doesn't it?  Who cares if some jealous bitches - or in Ahmadinejad's case, citizens denied the right to vote - get mad?)  [The Washington Post]

Sex:  We're so glad Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is defending her membership in an all-women's group, because we will never, ever let a man join Polichicks.  Unless he's hot. [Politico]

The Skinny:  Ruby was here! We were going to join her for a health walk around Georgetown, but then we opted to lick frosting off cupcakes instead. Anyway, Love ya Rub and sorry we missed ya! [The Washington Post]

That's all.  We must go shopping now....  Toodles.

 

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