So why didn't Gibbs make the cut?Yada yada yada. Exactly who is this Raha Naddaf person who is in charge of the GQ list? She's like 28 years old and never even been to Taco Night at the Press Club, IYKWIMAITYD.
"It wasn't anything personal at all, says GQ's Raha Naddaf. "He's obviously a very powerful man."
But not so powerful, apparently, as restaurateur Ashok Bajaj, who clocks in at No. 47.
Even without Gibbs, there's no shortage of White House heavyweights: Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel takes the list’s top spot, because "He knows procedure, he's ruthlessly pragmatic about what is politically achievable, and he knows how and when to twist arms and call in the many favors he’s owed." . . .
Also from Team Obama: Peter Orszag (#5), David Axelrod (#6), Timothy Geithner (#7), Larry Summers (#7), Eric Holder (#13), Valerie Jarrett, (#16), Jon Favreau (#33), Reggie Love (#38) and Desiree Rogers (#40).
Gone are many Bushies that graced the 2007 – Condi Rice, Karl Rove, Josh Bolten, Ed Gillespie and Michael Chertoff. . . .
Among the repeats: Harry Reid (down to #15 from #2), Robert Gates (up to #2 from #3), Nancy Pelosi (down to #8 from #5), PhRMA CEO Bill Tauzin (down to #12 from #6), Hillary Clinton (down to #18 from #8), Rep. Henry Waxman (up to #11 from #18), Center for American Progress' Jon Podesta (down to #26 from #22), Ben Bernanke (up to #3 from #23) and strategist Steve Elmendorf (up to #32 from #33).
Meanwhile, however, GQ features photos of January Jones and her boobs, which look fake to me: Click for the close-up and if you can't spot the telltale evidence of surgical augmentation (or you're one of those weirdos who is into fake boobage) there's no point in further discussion. However, as Pop Sugar mentions, there's an actual interview with Miss Jones:
"I hung out with dudes in high school. We were the hippies -- into the Dead, Zeppelin, Phish. I was a lifeguard at the water park, and I remember the day Jerry died. Over the loudspeaker, it said: 'Jerry Garcia has died. Everybody meet in the parking lot.' I probably shouldn’t say that -- we were saving lives! But that was definitely a sit-in-the-chair-with-sunglasses afternoon."With apologies to Ann Coulter (also a Deadhead), I'm sorry: The Grateful Dead suck. I did a lot of dope back in the day, but never once achieved such a brainless stupor as to enjoy those no-talent losers.
But some people like them, just like some people like big fake boobs and some people give a damn about Raha Naddaf's opinions. It's a free country, and it's not my fault you're a moron.
(Hat tips: Memeorandum and WeSmirch.)