The Ana Log: Aug. 28, 2006

Reporting from her Washington base camp, Ana Marie Cox dishes the dirt on D.C.

IS OUR PRESIDENT LEARNING? Bush reveals that his summer reading list includes Camus's existential novel The Stranger. Funny. You'd think Kant's Critique of Pure Reason would be more his style.

FAKES ON A PLANE Hair- trigger air security means evacuating a West Virginia airport because of the (false) detection of bomb materials. A New York City--bound plane returns to London after an unclaimed cell phone starts ringing on board. And a flight from London to Washington is diverted to Boston when a woman tells other passengers she's an undercover reporter testing flight security and--no faking here--urinates on the floor. Who said...

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