Here's several items of interest from the Monday edition of the Washington Examiner. First, in the gossip column "Yeas & Nays," news from the big White House correspondents dinner that American Idol teen-pleaser Sanjaya Malakar is a big fan of Robert F. Kennedy, Junior:
Everyone was itching to see American Idol “star” Sanjaya Malakar (who didn’t get their picture taken with him?), but which celebrity was Sanjaya most excited to see? “Robert Kennedy,” Malakar told Yeas & Nays, adding that he’s a big fan of Kennedy’s anti-global warming efforts (Larry David, Sheryl Crow, sign him up!). But don’t expect Sanjaya to jump into politics anytime soon: When asked who he’s pulling for in the 2008 presidential race, Sanjaya declined to give a name, saying, “I’m too much inside the bubble.” (Like his singing, we’re totally confused by what he meant by that.)
Doesn't Sanjaya know that RFK-2 has a very grating voice, even before singing?
In the Examiner's Sunday Roundup of TV chat shows, there was a clip from the transcript of C-SPAN's program Newsmakers, with Beverly Lumpkin of the Associated Press interviewing Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. She asked him:
What do you realistically do, what can the Homeland Security Department do to make a campus -- a sprawling college campus -- I think Virginia Tech has 26,000 students. How do you make a campus life that safer unless you have gun laws? I know you're a hunter. I know that you believe in the Second Amendment. But you can't put up a magnetometer at every entrance to every building on a college campus.
Thompson (D-Mississippi) responded that Lumpkin was "absolutely correct."