The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Tuesday, November 16, 2004  

With Media Miscellany
November 16, 2004

They Went With the Persistent Prevaricator
President Tinker Toys has nominated Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. Stephen J. Hadley will take Rice's position as the president's national security advisor. Meanwhile, Powell's deputy, Richard Armitage is also leaving State. And the reviews of Powell's performance are rolling in: They're not good.

[Post-publication insertion: Regarding Rice and Powell, see also: "Colin Powell is Gone," by David Corn of Capital Games, and "Defining Failure Down," by Katrina vanden Heuvel, at Editor's Cut, both writers affiliated with The Nation.]

Misguided Croatian Blogging
Vibor "Vibbi" Kalogjera, a third secretary at the Croatian Embassy in Washington, has been recalled from Zagreb as a result unauthorized blogging.

Billy, We'll Hardly Miss Ye
The New York Times announced today that columnist and nattering nabob of necromancy William Safire will write his last piece for the paper's op-ed page on January 24.

[Note: Additional items may be posted to “Political Notes” after initial publication but only on the day of publication, excluding post-publication addenda. Such items, when posted, are designated by an asterisk.]

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