Into My Mind

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

...........................Silencio You Fool...................................

This is what the Republican party/the Bush administration are probably thinking about Gannon. While they're trying to kill this story, he keeps on rolling with it. Now, he's actually thinking about releasing a book because he has said that he has been keeping a journal of his days at the White House since February of 2003. I got this from Americablog and they got this from E&P

Gannon/Guckert Met Kerry at WH Reporters' Bash, Hopes to Go Again By Joe Strupp Published: February 22, 2005 updated 3:05 PM ET NEW YORK At previous galas he says he managed to meet Sen. John Kerry and Al Franken. But will James Guckert's recent notoriety as a partisan White House reporter who used a fake name, among other alleged activities, keep him out of this year's White House Correspondents Dinner?

Guckert, a.k.a. Jeff Gannon, doesn’t think so.

"I have every intention of attending this year's [dinner]," Guckert, a guest at the last two dinners, told E&P today. "Don’t you think I could? I'm sure someone is going to ask me or offer me the opportunity to go. It is a great publicity event." This year's dinner will be held on April 30.

Guckert, the former Talon News reporter, has become a center of controversy after it was learned that he had used an alias at the White House for two years and had ties to several sex Web sites, including escort services. He said he attended the past two White House Correspondents Association dinners, which are limited to WHCA members and their guests. Although he is not a WHCA member, and has never sought membership, he claims he attended the 2003 and 2004 dinners as a guest of two different members.

"I got a ticket each year," Guckert said, declining to name those who brought him. "I paid, and I just wanted to be there. I met John Kerry at one of them and the cast of 'The West Wing.' I met Al Franken at the first one after he'd gotten into it with the Fox News table."

Ron Hutcheson, WHCA president, did not recall seeing Guckert at any previous dinners, but said he would have no problem if the notorious reporter showed up as a guest. "I am not about to tell someone they cannot invite somebody," Hutcheson told E&P. "Controversial guests seem to be a regular thing." Hutcheson, who covers the White House for Knight Ridder, said the association has 300 members, all of whom are allowed to purchase tables of 10 for the dinner at $175 per person. He said WHCA membership is limited to those reporters who hold either permanent White House "hard passes" or Capitol Hill press credentials.

In other matters, Guckert said he is spending most of his time these days writing in a journal he has kept since he first began covering the White House in February 2003, a journal that could become a book. "I have probably one page for each day at the White House, about 200 pages of stuff," said Guckert. "Is it all interesting? Probably not. But it could be [a book]. I haven’t thought that far ahead."

Guckert, who contends he still has a future in journalism, also added that entering the paid-speaker circuit is another goal. "It is likely that I will start making some appearances and speaking," he said, declining to name specific efforts he has taken in that regard. "There are people who are definitely interested in some of my behind-the-scenes work in the press room." That is certainly an understatement. When asked about what journalistic opportunities he could find, Guckert said only: "I still think, despite the bad things being said about me, I am a journalist, I have been one for two years and have written about 500 articles. I paid a big price for the privilege to call myself a journalist."

Although Guckert said no one had asked him to be their guest at the 2005 White House Correspondents dinner, scheduled for April 30, he believes his recent fame will make him a potential guest. "There is still time," he said, noting that the dinner had often prompted attention because of some controversial guests in the past, such as Monica Lewinsky. "There is always someone there trying to make news," he added. "Maybe this year it is going to be me."

My Two Cents
This man is delusional, hell, that doesn't even begin to describe him. Just a few days ago, he wanted to put this matter behind him and now he wants to milk it for all its worth?? What happened to thinking about the "welfare" of his friends and family? How "divorced from reality" is he if he actually thinks that he will be invited to the White House? At least Monica was supposed to be there, she had an actual occupation, an intern. However, he is forgetting one important detail about all of this, HE WAS A GAY MANWHORE!!! This administration is supposed to be all about morals and values not bitches and hoes. He's not Ozzy Osbourne, heck he isn't even a C-List celebrity. His lack of a brain, almost amazes me!

Next his going to be on Celebrity boxing or one of those "Celebreality" shows on VH1. How pathetic would he be seen getting wasted with a naked Mini-Me on a scooter...or maybe he'd like that...Anyway, he has to realize that if he wants his book to sell, he's going to have to air out some dirty laundry because if Hillary and Bill Clinton or Amber Fry didn't, then neither of them would be bestselling authors and everyone knows that. Salacious stories=big $$$$.

Of course, it would be a miracle if this book were released with that kind of material. I wouldn't be surprised if he were to coincidentally have a tragic "accident" like those surrounding the JFK asssassination. Like I wouldn't think that it would be unusual if Gannon were to "fall" out his car while driving, getting an ax to the head or my favorite, a karate chop to the throat while stepping out of the shower. By the way, that is my number one fear while in the shower, next to slipping and cracking my skull open. The idea of getting what Austin Powers would call a "Judo chop" to the throat while in my most vuneralable physical state, is terrifying and yet, a very interesting way to go.

Gannon has to learn how to be silent or like many before him, this administration will do it for him. God Bless America.


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