Washington Is Hollywood For The Ugly

Source: Roger Simon / Politico

Washington is Hollywood for ugly people.

That line, or a variation thereof, was first used by Paul Begala in the 1980s. Begala says he might have heard it in a bar. Which is where most truths about Washington and Hollywood originate.

This Saturday is the Nerd Prom, officially called the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, a gigantic bash where the powerful of Washington, the beautiful of Hollywood and the geeks of the national press corps gather together in one giant banquet room to do … what?

Critics say the whole affair stinks of elitism, classism and narcissism. (In my experience, it stinks mostly of bourbon.)

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