WHAT MAKES JUNIOR RUN? 

Last week, Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times penned a story about Budd Schulberg, the 91-year-old screenwriter and longtime showbiz insider famous for his novel What Makes Sammy Run, the definitive, darkly comic study of naked Hollywood ambition. The article attempts to point out some modern-day counterparts to the novel¹s protagonist Sammy Glick, a man who would do anything and everything to get ahead in Tinsel Town.

³The Glicks of today simply have a different streetwise style,² Goldstein writes. ³The shameless hucksterism [is] supplanted by a high-tech hyperactivity . Š Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., an ambitious Memphis congressman who just announced that he¹s running for Bill Frist¹s Senate seat in 2006, has also been dubbed a ŒSammy Glick on the Hill¹ by recent political bloggers.²

In related news, shortly after his unpopular vote for the bankruptcy bill, his missed vote on the budget, and the indictment of his uncle John Ford on bribery charges, Representative Ford has visited and returned from Iraq with tough words for President Bush. -- Chris Davis Plante: How It Looks

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