Play El Jefe's Name Game!

When President Bush (a.k.a. Bushie; Dubya) surveyed the sea of reporters at a press conference last week and asked, "Where's Stretch?" it revived interest in D.C.'s hottest parlor game: Guess the Nickname. "Stretch" is an easy one, if not especially original--it can apply to either David Gregory of NBC News or, as at the press confab, Richard Keil of Bloomberg. Both are about 6 ft. 6 in. Other nicknames are being overheard at photo ops, D.C. dinners and Cabinet meetings. While Bush's method appears scattershot, we have--eureka!--discerned a pattern to the moniker madness.

Figure Out What They Do, Call Them...

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