• When you’ve spent your entire adult life positioning yourself for a presidential run, it hurts to get beat in primary fundraising by a newcomer. No wonder Hillary Clinton is treating herself to a long weekend on the beach. According to Dominican Today, Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea will spend Easter weekend at Oscar de la Renta‘s estate in the Dominican Republic. If only Hillary looked as good in a bathing suit as you know who.
• For employees of Bracewell Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani‘s Houston-based law firm, Good Friday is once again good. When the former New York mayor merged his firm with Bracewell in 2005, he insisted (perhaps with an eye to his future presidential run) that the 60-year-old firm begin observing Martin Luther King Day. Rather than give employees an extra day off, it decreed that they would have to work on the Friday before Easter, which they did last year. But this year, amid talk of a sick-out by secretaries and assistants, the company grudgingly agreed to close up shop for the day. We shall overcome, indeed.
• Publishing a magazine is one of the most environmentally unsound things you can do: even the successful ones typically sell fewer than half their copies and are left to pulp the other half, with fossil-fuel-burning trucks shuttling copies to the newsstand and thence to the landfill. That’s why The Week opted to publish its green issue only on the Internet. Short of such extreme measures you might think a big, rich title like Vanity Fair, when publishing its second annual Green Issue, would at least lay out for recycled paper. Nope. “We are a privately held company and do not discuss our corporate policies,” says a Condé Nast spokeswoman, (not) explaining the decision.
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