Did you know that Texas A&M freshman Rick Perry once got revenge on a mean upperclassman by locking a dozen chickens in the bully’s room over a long weekend? The things you learn by talking to a candidate’s former best friend turned political enemy: John Sharp, who is now back on Team Perry.
Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett gets a pilot deal for a sitcom about the White House. . . . John Kelly spins discs from his Washington indie-rock youth, recalling giants like Tru Fax and the Insaniancs, Insect Surfers, Egoslavia. “Today I’m Facebook friends with some of these people, which should pretty much tell you how their careers went.”
“What is the magic of holding a piece of paper in the air when you read? You think you have to preserve this? Why?”
-- TMZ founder Harvey Levin giving a piece of his mind to mainstream journalists in a National Press Club speech Monday, reports Paul Farhi.