Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski has done us all the great and noble service of collecting the yearbook photos of 69 different politicians and political figures. Did you know that Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren were high-school foxes? That John Boehner looked like Jonah Hill playing Lurch? That Mike Huckabee, in flannel jacket and big headphones, looked like an L-train rider? That Harry Reid was way ahead of the contrast-shirt craze? That David Axelrod was, based on his photo, an honorary member of the Choom Gang? [Buzzfeed]
Tonight on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert welcomed House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi even though she had previously told Stephen she would never appear on the show. The two debated the ethics of Super PACs and the Disclose Act in a spirited and insightful discussion.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has now hinted twice that she has some super lethal dirt on Newt Gingrich that would prevent him from ever becoming President of the United States. "There's something I know," she told CNN yesterday, mysteriously, bringing up all sorts of questions: How did he kill that mailman, and on which side of I-95 between Virginia exits 12 and 13 is he buried... or is it something else? But alas, she knows nothing beyond the infinite amount of dirt that's already in the public record.
Today we learned that Rick Perry, everybody's favorite bumbling bumpkin from Texas, is not quite done making a fool of hisself. Fortunately for Perry, he has a frantic team of PR people waiting in the wings to apologize for his inevitable mishaps. One commenter was kind enough to send us today's statement: