This is why no magazine editors ever call me, isn't it? TinaSpeakWhat it meansRidicule requires a tiny touch of lightheartedness. . . . Real pain requires silence.I cannot take my own advice. Also: I save the aphorisms from fortune cookies.[T]here's a thirst for data-rich, deeply sourced revelation.This is something my editor keeps saying. I thought I'd write it down at some point. Hughes has barnstormed the talk shows in her purpose-built pantsuit . . .I am not allowed to write that Hughes looks like a man.It's a weird paradox that at the moment when the Bush government machine seems to have careened out of control . . . the Bush fundraising/attack machine has never been more disciplined.I am not totally clear on the meaning of paradox. Also: Mmmmm. . . disciplined.[T]he campaign is systematically carpet-bombing John Kerry with a devastatingly effective comic ad about gasoline prices.Things are funny when they're all old-timey and in fast-motion. Even funnier? Carpet-bombing.Look for Hughes to be joined on the road soon by a conservative with teeth -- Cheney's former attack poodle Mary Matalin. . .I am scared of poodles.