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The Thursday wrap

| Thursday, April 26, 2007

Rosie's judgment: Liberal actress/talk-show host/provocateur Rosie O'Donnell took great pride in letting the expletives fly during Monday's Matrix Awards in New York, which honor media's most accomplished women. But she certainly was no exemplar of "accomplished," dropping foul-mouthed diatribes and grabbing herself. And she certainly was no role model for 17 high school girls there to pick up their media scholarships. What an embarrassment.

The "ic" factor: We sometimes have been taken to task on this page for dropping the "ic" from "Democratic" when referring to members of that party. And we've come across a wonderful supporting rationale from Shannon Flaherty, the spokeswoman for former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Both visited the Trib on Monday: "(Democrats') attempts to adjective-ize their identity is another way to fool people into associating democratic principles with the modern Democrat Party," Ms. Flaherty told Roll Call in January. Ah, sanity.

Don't look now but ... : Carl Bernstein is due out with a book on Hillary Clinton in June. And a spokesman for publishing house Alfred A. Knopf says it "reaches conclusions that stand in opposition to what Hillary Clinton has said and written about herself." Well, at least this time she can't blame the vast right-wing conspiracy.

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