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Dear Big Daddy,

Luxury hotels and Louis Vuitton handbags? What was the speaker thinking?

–Labor Guy

Dear Rankled and Filed,

A few months ago, I brought up the idea of the Reporters in Peril (RIP) Act to protect our endangered newsies. I also suggested a clause barring papers from laying off their more petite reporters. There was a reason I put that in there–and that reason just inscribing a little speaker logo next to the other kills on the side of her proverbial fighter plane.

What does a speaker logo look like? These days it looks sort of the like the speaker, except with big Dumbo flaps for ears. For an example, see the Capitol Last Weekly. There may be no better of barometer of a politician’s fortunes than the size of their ears in editorial cartoons. Just ask Dubya or Phil Angelides. Even Barack Obama, the sexiest American pol (there’s no surpassing S


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