... Revenge by the book: It's the rage. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
This from Jonathan Yardley is right on the money "The kiss-and-tell is part of the dumbing down of the United States."
What the Washington scene needs in order to be really understood by the general public is the American equivalent of Evelyn Waugh to write about it - not Bob Woodward, with his leaden prose and cartoon psychology. And at center stage in the cavalcade of absurdity would be the Washington press corps.