And We're Off
Sources at the "rumor mill" at One Police Plaza have
whispered to QConfidential that Police Commish Bernard Kerik is planning to
The news is coming from insiders who, we are told, are "solid" and "in the know." Theyre saying that Kerik and Mayor Rudolph Guiliani knew that the new commish would be moving on in early 2001 when he was appointed.
But Rudy decided that Kerik was the right man for the job despite the limited tenure.
The rumor mill continues to spin that
Stay tuned. And remember, you read it
In Florida, the presidency is on the line, but high stakes litigation is nothing new to lead Gore hack David Boies. The 59-year old Boies represented the government against Microsoft and also defended Napstar in high profile cases earlier in the year.
If "perception" is 9/10 of the law, then Boiles strategic anti-Johnny Cochrane, quasi-Green Acres-red-neck-country-lawyer image is the gimmick that could make the difference in who will be the next President.
A Gore beat reporter tell us that "Boies has cleverly separated himself from slick Washington big shots to run things his way." Boies style is wearing rumpled suits purchased at Sears that reflect his Midwestern roots, rather than the designer threads that his Yale Law School education, his ever growing New York-based law firm, and $700 per hour fees and $2 million plus per year salary could afford him.
A Court TV reporter tells us that " Boies is the man down here. People are crazy about him. He can read everybody that he encounters, and those instincts and his courtroom brilliance is the x-factor that could tilt the election."Dubya, Dubya, Dubya Dot Com
Regardless of whether Al Gore "invented" the internet or if most web addresses begin with three "dubyas", all the hoopla over the closest presidential election in our nations history has had the wide world of web domain names buzzing.
Buydomains.com, an internet based company that professes to own the largest collection of web domain names with over 7,000 recently announced that it is the exclusive owner of several election 2000 minded addresses.
Among the names the company has up for sale are recount.org, gorewatch.com, pushbush.com, bushwackers.com, floridarecount.org, voiceofthepeople.com, clintonforsenate.com, governmentworks.com, impeachgore.com, bushkill.com, and recountcam.com.
For those who looking towards a future election that will hopefully be a little less confusing, BuyDomains has offered the net name of election2004.net. for sale.
To learn more about these and other wacky web names, log on to www.buydomains.com .Gore-going On Doughnuts
Many argued that Al Gore made a fatal tactical error by distancing himself from Bill Clinton during his race for the White House. Ironically, while Gore has been under electoral siege of his and George W. Bushs own making, the Vice President has taken the road frequently traveled by the President: The road to the nearest Krispy Kreme. Trips to Krispy Kremes had often fueled Clinton during his two triumphant runs for the Presidency. (So memorably chronicled in "Primary Colors").
QConfidential has learned that while in Nashville awaiting the Election Night returns, Gore was observed sneaking out to a nearby Krispy Kreme where he was to "eat glazed doughnuts like they were going out of style". Ever since that infamous night, Gore has been "battling the bulge while battling the ballots", a Gore campaigner said. Back in Washington now, sources say that Gore has been "tightly wound, irritable, and eating everything in sight. You saw the Saturday photo op of the familys outing to the ice cream parlor. Well, obviously there was propaganda at work there, but another side of it is that hes eating everything to keep himself on the go. The Krispy Kremes give him a jolt. "
Win or lose, Gore could be in for some serious dough as a future ad man for the popular doughnut chain.Mob Rules?
Many Democrats are charging that a "mob" of GOPers intimidated election officials in Miami-Dade County instilling enough fear to make them call off last weeks recount of ballots.
"The whiff of fascism is in the air," said Manhattan Congressman Jerry Nadler in the wake of one Republican demonstration inside a Miami-Dade canvassing center.
Several GOP officials have rejected the notion that they intimidated anyone, citing that protestors were only exercising their First Amendment rights.
But one Queensite who came into contact with a group of ranting Republicans sees it another way.
Coronas own Luis Rosero, a deputy spokesman for the Democratic National Committee was quoted as saying, "I was pushed and shoved and elbowed."
"I took the No. 7 train going to school, so I clearly know the difference between being attacked and accidental conduct," Rosero said.
There's gold in them there buttons! A button (right) distributed by 2001 Council
candidate David Weprin, picturing himself along with Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, recently
sold on the internet auction site ebay for $8.58 plus shipping. We understand Weprin still
has some of these buttons available and apparently there is a market for them on ebay.
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