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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday morning news dump

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 3:18 PM

[image-1] • Gov. Bobby Jindal continues his media tour to denounce "Obamacare," with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, a folksy piece at Politico, and an appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News, who asked Jindal: "So my question to you is on a scale of 1 to 10, how devastating is what Barack Obama has done to the economy?"

• Outrage du jour: Dr. Regina Benjamin, Obama's surgeon-general designate (and a grad of Xavier and Tulane) isn't a size 2. Or, as Neil Cavuto said while introducing a discussion of this vital topic:

Brilliant, dedicated, experienced and, oh yeah, fat. The President's pick for Surgeon General is fat. Not a lot fat, but enough fat for my next guest to say fat chance for Dr. Regina Benjamin to even be considered.

The word "fathead" comes to mind, and we're not talking about Dr. Benjamin.

Arianna Huffington once again explains why paying the bloggers who write for her is just not part of her business model, darling. Or, rather, her spokesman explains; Satan's Botoxed Handmaiden is off on a cruise.

• The Atlantic has a reverential profile of local developer Sean Cummings. Local blogger WetBankGuy calls it a "glowing in-flight magazine puff piece." Ouch.

• That horrible story about the NOPD police dog that died in the car is joined by one where a couple left their terrier to die ... while its owner's girlfriend auditioned for American Idol.

• St. Aug has a lovely tribute on its Web site to its late band director, Edwin Hampton, who died yesterday.

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