What Happened to Dana Milbank?
He used to be one of the administration's fiercest critics, but now he seems to have recognized the idiocy
of the anti-Bush crowd. He wrote a hilarious article
on John Conyers' Downing Street Memo "hearings", and pooh-poohed Crawfordapalooza
Get this description of the "Newshounds on the Paper Chase", searching for the document that would scuttle John Roberts' Supreme Court nomination:By 3 p.m., the collection of documents worth copying had reached only 48, and that included pages about the restoration of the Reagan boyhood home, briefings about the San Antonio transit authority, and a debate about whether there should be an application fee for White House press passes.
Reporters, wearing the bemused faces of people who had been the victims of a practical joke, were concluding that the best files had been released in earlier document dumps. The most damning document yesterday, in fact, may have been one from young Roberts saying proposals from future Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter "are the epitome of the 'throw money at the problem' approach."
"I haven't found anything," NPR's Totenberg reported.
"We're going to lead with the Marine Mammal Commission," said Jeanne Cummings of the Wall Street Journal.
NBC's Williams shook his head. "I can't get enough about soybean imports," he said darkly and walked toward the door.