Party Report Card: Quinn-Gillespie Christmas and Fifth Anniversary
Last night's Quinn-Gillespie party was packed with famous for DC from both sides of the aisle, as Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin showed the ladies from McLean how to do "day-to-evening." Also present: CIA spooksperson (sorry) Jennifer Millerwise, erstwhile Swift Boat Vet navigator Ben Ginsberg and KE04 refugee Stephanie Cutter. The fourth estate represented, too: Michael Isikoff, Chris Matthews and Brit Hume. The wining team always gets a good turn-out. The report card:
Food: White trash gone fancy. Sliders made with blue cheese and toasted buns. "Pigs-in-a-blanket" made with puff pastry and Italian sausage. Cute. B+
Drink: Well stocked but, uhm, off-brand. Could only offer "Virginia Gentleman" by way of bourbon. Red wine appeared to be something like "Casa del Moderate Chilean." B
Commerce Transacted: Cards exchanged. Cabinet positions filled. If anyone got laid, they must have been on the waitstaff. B-
Key Fashion Accessory: We think all the women went home to their gated communities and changed into sweaters with puffy appliques of snowmen. C
Where Would They Rather Be: Billing hours.