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Atrios Hurls Shameless Slur At Fred Hiatt

Atrios says:  "Where Are All The Women Op-Ed Writers? Fred Hiatt can’t find them."

I’m no Fred Hiatt fan, but intellectual honesty compels me to defend the man against this patent falsehood.

Ladies and gentlemen, SE Cupp:

Why, from this very Sunday, February 22:

Yes, We’re Out of Power. But I’m Still Starstruck.
By S.E. Cupp

I admit, I was a little hurt after overhearing a recent discussion about the lack of "star power" at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Not only have I really been looking forward to CPAC, but this year I am actually on the agenda: "Book Signing: Exhibit Hall. Saturday. 12:30 pm." Tell me that doesn’t ooze glitz and glamour.

Luckily, I don’t have much of an ego about these things. But the diss did prompt me to briefly question my hipness.

See, in my world, stars don’t come any bigger than Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney and Mike Pence (if there were a congressional version of Teen Beat, the Indiana congressman would be on its cover every month). Michael Steele, Mike Huckabee and John Boehner are the Jonas Brothers of conservative celebrity. And all of them will be at CPAC 2009.

Am I the only one who gets excited at the thought of a two-hour discussion on "Protecting the Secret Ballot" or "Taking Action Through Citizen-Led Reform" in the Regency Ballroom? When I see such clever lecture titles as "Will Congress Take Your Guns?" and "Are We All Socialists Now?" I start salivating. Will it? Are we? I can’t wait to find out.

You want the ladies?  Fred’s got ’em.  Fresh from Tiger Beat

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Jane Hamsher

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Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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