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Franks is D.C.’s new guy; breast cancer survivor blogs on ; and Barry’s ISO flack (read-this roundup)

Here’s what the Loop is reading Friday morning:

Rep. Trent Franks will be hearing from D.C. constituents. (Matt York/Associated Press)

Tempest in a C-Cup — A blog written by the wife of a Foreign Service officer has been restored to the State Department’s Web site — after a link to it was taken down when the blog’s subject matter was deemed out of bounds. The blogger dared to use what our colleague Lisa Rein calls “the N-word — Nipple” in a discussion of her recovery from breast cancer surgery.

Flack needed, stat — Attention, communications professionals looking for a challenge — a huge one: Marion Barry is hiring a coms director. Applicants must be adept at spinning and possess excellent clean-up skills for when the boss really puts his foot in it, Monica Hesse reports. (Just try explaining away a doozy like those “dirty Asian shops.”)

Least shocking headline of the day:Al Gore’s girlfriend is activist, Democratic donor.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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