Ed Driscoll

STRAIGHT MAN: Terrific article by

STRAIGHT MAN: Terrific article by Howard Kurtz on Ari Fleischer, the White House’s press secretary. It’s a good look at not only Fleischer’s style, but Bush’s, with an emphasis on both of their abilities to minimize leaks, unlike the previous administration.

Oh, and Bush’s nickname for Ari is “Ari-Bob”, making a nice Jewish boy from the affluent Westchester County town of Pound Ridge, N.Y., an honorary Southern good old boy.