It may feel like a balmy day in the District, but vacation is about to drop out for a storm the likes of which the Beltway has rarely seen–at least every two or so years.
The big news comes from the New York Times with Politico’s unveiling of two weekly opinion columns from Joe Scarborough and Michael Kinsley; the buried lede, however, is Kinsley will depart The Atlantic to do this. As Jeremy Peters notes, “[Kinsley’s] departure will be a blow to the Atlantic Media Company, which has been establishing a stable of journalistic talent in an effort to broaden its reach in Washington.”
The opinion realm is a departure for Politico, but Jim VandeHei added their main attraction is “big time event” reactions. Of course, you don’t get much bigger than an election year that even has Jon Stewart likening Tim Kaine’s party to Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking among being “crushed:”
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It doesn’t get much better when the New York Times floats the idea that White House Chief of Staff isn’t long for this city due to a potential Mayoral run in Chicago or the news that lobbying firms are taking to hire more Republicans due to the election results.
But as FishbowlDC backs us up on our meta-media coverage with CBS’ new campaign team and word that Ceci Connolly is leaving the Washington Post for a consulting job. Of course, Mediaite reckons the start of Campaign 2010 season officially began yesterday with President Obama’s speech on recovering the economy.
Whatever the next three months brings, it’s got to be better than the weather we had over the summer.