Wow. I take it all back, Tea Party. You cool. In fact, I'm jealous. Targeted by the IRS. There was a time when that would have been my dream come true. I remember back in the day when my hippie friends started getting their FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act. I was always afraid to as ... More >>
Well thank goodness Friday has finally arrived so we can have a little privacy here on the lawn, without all those damned readers butting in. Normally when they're around I don't like to do inside baseball, because, you know, it just makes them get all anxious and nattery. Then that guy who uses my ... More >>
T. Boone Pickens -- billionaire oil man, erstwhile wind-energy apostle, multimillion-dollar donor to Karl Rove's super PAC -- wants his money back. According to a filing in Dallas County court, he claims he's getting mostly stiffed on a $125,000 loan he made to political consultant John Weaver, who ... More >>
Not long after the networks started calling Ohio for Obama last night, but before Karl Rove tried to convince himself that Cleveland and Cincinnati were going to miraculously turn the state red, Mark Davis, the local conservative talk-radio host and Morning News contributor, dispatched the Tweet you ... More >>
Big business is finally figuring out what Democrats have been saying since the worst days of George W: that the genius idea of Bush's brain, Karl Rove, was a Faustian bargain with that powerful and elusive element of American political landscape -- the ignorati. Now the ignorati are demanding thei ... More >>
Oh, boy. Another chance to say something good about Detroit. Nothing gets a bigger rise out of a certain element among you loyal Lawners than when I utter anything even faintly complimentary about my hometown. For reasons I may never fully understand, I would incite less mouth-foaming if I sang the ... More >>
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comKarl Rove was on The O'Reilly Factor last night discussing the impact the First Baptist Dallas pastor's comments will have on Rick Perry's campaign, among other things. Alas, Bill O'Reilly was off, and instead Dubya's right-hand man was on with Laura Ingrah ... More >>
Via.On a certain local man's 65th birthday, The New York Times wonders whether Dubya and Gov. RIck Perry's relationship will help or hurt the latter's more-n-likely run for the White House. After all, they're frienemies now -- have been for years, with Perry insisting since at least '07 that "Geo ... More >>
Since Janine Turner didn't get that spot on the next-gen Dallas reboot for TNT, she's turned her attention elsewhere -- late-night weekend AM radio. Had no idea. But, sure enough: The former Northern Exposure star with the ranch outside of town launched her right-wing radio hour last Saturday fro ... More >>
Salvation ArmySen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and her would-be replacement? Maybe?Tuesday morning, Texas Monthly's Paul Burka took note of Schutze's column from July, in which Jim got a no-nuthin' from the mayor and his peoples concerning his interest in running for Kay Bailey Hutchison's could-come-op ... More >>
He's loquacious, that much is certain. And he's known for thick, floppy hair.But Badovinus can cook--something he's proven over and over again as he helped build Consilient Restaurants into a Dallas powerhouse...you know, Cuba Libre, Hibiscus, Fireside Pies. Those guys.A year ago he broke from the c ... More >>
Dianna Wray Your waitstaff for election night tapas at the Hotel St. Germain. Journalists not forced to spend eight hours pontificating on live TV news broadcasts still face a daunting election night. By the time I arrived at the McKinney Avenue Tavern to attend the first of three grueling events, ... More >>
Yesterday, Vince Leibowitz posted to Burnt Orange Report a flier Republican Bill Keffer sent to would-be voters in Texas House District 107 in East Dallas, in which he attempts to link his opponent, Democratic state Rep. Allen Vaught, to some scary-looking dudes. You can see what Leibowitz brands th ... More >>
Mark Graham John Goodman Couple of years back in the paper version of Unfair Park, we profiled National Center for Policy Analysis boss man John Goodman, who was in the news at the time for firing Bruce Bartlett -- a longtime Republican who'd been critical in the press and in a book about George W. ... More >>
Let's just say Bush gets charged with war crimes. Will Dallas be guilty by association with his library?
Also: With Snake Eyes, Second Thought rattles the emotions.
The president yesterday spoke for the first time about just how he'll pay for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus -- like, ya know, maybe with some foreign money or somethin', if anyone outside of the U.S. and A. wants to give him some. Also: If you want to give to the building ... More >>
Jim Moore -- same feller who co-wrote Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential with DMN'er Wayne Slater -- has, like Mary Mapes last week, posted to The Huffington Post a "Why Texas matters" essay concerning the March 4 Democratic primary. Takeaway for further discussion: "Obama ... More >>
Native Dallasite Amy Phelan, who, according to this month's W, "who looks more Legally Blonde than West Chelsea power player" The February issue of W features a profile of former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Amy Phelan, who, last April, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim ... More >>
The anti-Rove: Before you go callin' the Reverend Andrew Weaver a hippie, well, he kinda ain't. Wednesday's New York Times piece about the last-ditch effort to stop President Bush from putting his think tank on the SMU campus prompted plenty of follow-ups -- from The Dallas Morning News to the Assoc ... More >>
Look who has time to write into Time's letters section this week: As you pointed out in your cover story on the Democrats and religion [July 23], God has become pivotal in presidential campaigns -- something I could not be more heartened to see. We are a country composed of atheists, agnostics and a ... More >>
Well, the immigration bill the Senate’s been haggling over for what seems like 10 painful years has narrowly avoided a potential pitfall -- or a redeeming change, depending how you view the amendment proposed by Senator John Cornyn. The former Texas Attorney General's bid to bar felons -- includin ... More >>
Stuff you need to know to avoid cultural ostracism
A Friend of Unfair Park sends word that The Bush Library Blog has become quite the popular destination of late -- particularly today, as it cracks WordPress' Blogs of the Day, landing at the No. 16 spot. It probably scores that ranking today because of a weekend posting in which it was written that ... More >>
Remember a nicer Bush
DISD pays up when it shouldn't
I'm already a C-SPAN junkie--more gut-busting laughs and wrenching human drama than in a season's worth of E.R.--but now I've got a better reason to watch than Karl Rove's keynote address at the annual conference of the Republican National Lawyers Association, which airs live today at 3:15 p.m. (Swe ... More >>
Is George W. Bush a conservative? Author Bruce Bartlett doesn't think so,
and saying that cost him his job.
Why two of the catchiest acts in America should die slow, painful deaths
Why don't people go out on Wednesday?
Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush
Richardson stylist mixes politics and hair
What are bartenders biggest pet peeves?
What makes a dive a dive?
Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny
Congressional candidate Mike Murphy feels the strong arm of the GOP
Spanish flyways; Friends in low places; So long, friend
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.