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Four (More Years) on the Floor

In the White House’s Roosevelt Room earlier this morning, President Bush announced Jim Nicholson, current U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, as his nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This is the ninth cabinet replacement since Bush’s re-election, and as each new cabinet member has been introduced to the media, the announcement game plan’s been identical in each instance, as the President peers studiously at his newly-nominated staff members (examined earlier in “Didn’t America Vote Against the Gaze?”).
Of course, it turns out this “game plan” has been part of a larger “master plan” carefully choreographed by Dan Bartlett and his staff…Here’s an exclusive “floor plan” slipped to low culture by a White House operative.
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Met Broadcast: I Vespri Siciliani 12.11.04

Every December is the same. Rev up, read up, throw up. Despite plenty of research of libretto and tracklistings, one of two things usually happens: I get everything arranged, get all the equipment set to capture the first Met broadcast…

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