Hollywood on the Potomac
Who knew that Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, was so comical. She either borrowed one of Letterman’s joke writers or it comes naturally. Either way, she was a comic hit at the bi-partisan Inaugural brunch she hosted at Cafe Milano sponsored by Credit Suisse.
“Welcome,” she said, “to the Daily Beast Newsweek bi-partisan brunch where democrats, republicans and their food tasters all sit down together.”
“Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice President Ford shall be sworn in as President at that hour in this office.” President Richard M. Nixon
“Since the Fords came in by accident, they needed a press secretary and Mrs. Ford needed a press secretary. I went for the interview and got the job.” Sheila Weidenfeld
Weidenfeld recounts the many up and downs of her job and how she and The First Lady formed a kind of mother-daughter relationship.
What she learned upon leaving the White House before the Carters arrived: “There is a certain gloom and awkwardness to it. I took the last day to sign out.”
Georgetown meets Urban Chic, meets author Allie Kingsley, meets “The Liar, The Bitch and the Wardrobe” – the perfect venue for a book signing in Georgetown on a Saturday afternoon.
Amidst stylish fashion interspersed with unavoidable treats, it was there that she signed copies of her first fiction novel about the inside world of fashion photography. Read more here.