Gossip Roundup: 'Hide the Salami'
• Inside the Beltway: Margaret Spellings said of Miers in 2003: "She doesn't want to be in the paper. She's all about the president. Will people think she is important and in the know for her next gig? I can tell you she is and she is.". . . White House pool report noted that Cheney dashed his turkey with salt or pepper. [WT]
• Under the Dome: After urging conservation, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman uses Cadillac limo and large SUV to travel 15 blocks. . . Rumsfeld distracted by the "wrong rabbit". . . Aspen Institute names Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Dan Boren (D-Okla.), Artur Davis (D-Ala.), Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) among top 24 "emerging leaders." [The Hill]
• Rush & Molloy: Dean on Miers: "You can't play hide the salami, or whatever it's called. [Bush has] got to go out there and say something about this woman