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HOT TOPIC : Sally Quinn on the Obamas


Sally Quinn

Hey, bitches!!!! Sally here. Good seeing you Saturday night. Well, those of you who showed! Seriously, where is everyone these days?


My husband Ben told me not to drink and blog, but fug it. I've got something to get off my chest. It's about Barack Obama. I realize that the man is the first African-American president and he's got his share of enemies and I don't want to add to his troubles, but I have to ask: why doesn't he ever hang out with us? You never see him and Michelle at any parties. Seems he'd rather stay home and play Wii and Taboo with his friends or, or golf with some marginal White House aides. Of course, he can go out to L.A. and make time for George Clooney, but God forbid he sully himself with us rubes in the Village. It's just so—I'm going to say it, I don't care—uppity. I mean, did we do something wrong? Do do we have bad manners? Did we forget to shower? LOL!


It used to be different. People like Ron and Nancy knew that the real power in Washington resided among the women of the Georgetown Ladies' Social Club. Now, it's like we don't even exist! The old days were so much better. Sigh.


Wait, what was I talking about?

5/5/12, Sally Quinn , Village Emeritus




Mark Halperin thumb


Thank. You. For. This. I was beginning to think I was the only one who noticed. The Obamas have never shown a hankering for our people. And no, I don't mean white people. I mean, “official Washington.” Us. The people who make up the Village. When Obama got elected, I thought things were about to get sexy up in here, but honestly, the last four years have been a real drag. This guy makes Bush seem exciting. It's too bad. I really wanted to experience some of that JFK vibe. I had a follow up to Game Change all planned. I was going to call it Camelot II. It's pretty sad when you have to hope that Mitt Romney will spice things up. LOL.

Mark Halperin, Villager

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Obama makes me think of a line spoken by one of the Vegas locals to Ace Rothstein in the movie Casino: "Your people never will understand the way it works out here. You're all just our guests. But you act like you're at home. Let me tell you somethin', ain't home. But that's where we're gonna send you....Thank you for your time."

David Gergen, Village Board of Directors



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Ugh. Honestly, not a fan of them. Do you know, the man vacationed in Hawaii? Hawaii! Is that even a state?

Cokie Roberts, Villager Emeritus