The Ana Log: Oct. 30, 2006

Reporting from her Washington base camp, ANA MARIE COX dishes the dirt on D.C.

NOT SO MUCH CHARACTERS AS CARICATURES President Bush celebrates National Character Counts Week by headlining fund raisers for two of the G.O.P.'s biggest characters: macaca-tastic, pork-eating, sorta-Jewish Senator George Allen and Representative Don Sherwood, who has admitted a five-year extramarital affair with a woman who later accused him of choking her. He said it was just a back rub. Voters, too, aren't sure whether they're being strangled or massaged.

AND WITH KARL ROVE AS GOLLUM Senator Rick Santorum compares Iraq to the battle for Middle-earth in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, noting that "as the hobbits are going up Mount Doom,...

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