Thursday, December 14, 2006

Oh great

Among this mini-photo album of pictures from the print reporters' White House Christmas party, we find the following:
The girl can't help it: Can Nedra Pickler be any cuter? Bush calls her "Nedra Baby." She is leaving the White House beat to cover the Democratic presidential candidates for AP.
Remember Nedra? She's Rush Limbaugh's favorite AP reporter, who writes things like "when he criticizes Bush's links to Lay, Dean never mentions that Enron's mismanagement was not the result of the president's tax-cut package" and "several of the nine (Democratic) candidates criticized the tax cuts George W. Bush pushed through Congress. But none mentioned that Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan . . . has cited those cuts as a reason for the recent economic growth."

In her desire to make sure that Democrats mention everything she think they should have, Nedra will very helpfully just, you know, say that they did. For example, when she quoted Howard Dean as "calmly" dismissing his rivals as being "co-opted by the agenda of George Bush." Dean hadn't said that, calmly or otherwise, but the ever-alert Pickler felt that he certainly would have if he'd only remembered.

So take heart, Democratic presidential candidates, you don't have to worry that you'll leave anything out this election cycle. Nedra Pickler is going to make sure what need be mentioned gets mentioned.

P.S. You have to go read the captions of the photos on the site linked above. It's written by the Houston Chronicle's Julie Mason, who seems to have copied some of her comments directly from her high school yearbook.


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