O, Mark Salter!!

McCain wordsmith revealed as “anonymous” author of “O” the novel. Confirmed by sources, but there were lots of in-plain-sight clues that led to Salter’s Maine door. (Flashback: Page Six touted Salter.)   –Simon and Schuster topper Jonathan Karp was Salter’s editor on books he did with Senator McCain. –Salter has been holed up in Maine since leaving his …

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Stimulus Concession

Biden tells “Meet the Press” that “everyone guessed wrong” on the impact of the stimulus, economy was worse off than anyone thought. Backs away from the estimate that the funds could create or save 3.5 million jobs, instead promises 600,000 by the end of the summer. KEY QUOTES: See what Biden had to say here. Related …

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Steele to GOP: Fight for Coleman

RNC chair sends a letter to supporters Tuesday asking for contributions to stop Franken from “stealing” the Minnesota incumbent’s Senate seat. “I’m no stranger to the gutter campaign tactics and shady legal maneuverings of the Left Wing.” Related Topics: News, The Page

Parsons to Commerce?

Former Time Warner Chairman and CEO is under consideration as possible replacement for Bill Richardson at Commerce. Parsons, a onetime Ford White House aide and former Dime Bank executive, ran Social Security study group in Bush era. Parsons officially left Time Warner in December 2008. He was also a member of Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory …

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Obama Team Files Suit Over Alleged Voter Suppression Plan

On afternoon conference call, Obama and Michigan Democratic officials say they’re seeking an injunction to block alleged “caging” by the state GOP — using home foreclosure lists to seek to block residents from voting. Obama counsel Bob Bauer: “It is an absolute attack on their right to vote” and a “completely false and completely illegal basis” …

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Cross Webb Off Obama Veep List

The Virginia freshman Senator is Shermanesque in removing himself from the running. Says in statement: “Last week I communicated to Senator Obama and his presidential campaign my firm intention to remain in the United States Senate…Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President.” Some keen observers believe Webb was not actually being seriously …

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YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP

Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked a filly named Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby and compared herself to the horse. Eight Belles finished second. The winner was the favorite, Big Brown. Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line, and was euthanized shortly thereafter.

Romney Quits Race

Says time of war is not the right time to continue GOP fight: “I feel I have to stand aside.”   Read full remarks from CPAC conference here. Watch video above.   Did not endorse McCain. AP: Decision effectively cedes nomination to McCain. Obama, kicking Romney as he heads out the door, criticizes him for saying Democrats are soft …

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Some Clinton Senior Staff Working Without Pay

Source says they have “voluntarily chosen to work without pay this month” as part of Clinton cash crush against Obama moola factory.   Includes campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle. Related Topics: News