Vanity Fair Sends a Valentine to Ford, a Passing Nod to Cohen 

Well, what doth reason have to do with affairs of the heart? The nation’s glossiest general-interest mag devotes an 18-page spread in the February issue to playas on the D.C. political scene.

Two of our guys are pictured: new 9th district congressman Steve Cohen and the man he succeeded, defeated Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. Why does Ford, a loser in the election, get a whole page to himself? Not even Ted Kennedy got that, and winner Cohen gets the merest little postage-stamp mug on a page devoted to Capitol Hill newcomers.

Other curiosities: In its dithyramb to Prince Harold VF sheds a tear of outrage concerning the “downright racist” TV ad,in which a model said teasingly, “Call me, Harold!” (Never mind that Ford himself never considered the ad racist!) VF’s parting shot: “The message from the Democratic establishment should be clear: ‘Harold, call us.’”:

And (zzzzzzz!) the magazine persists in the general misapprehension that official Democratic campaign chiefs Charles Schumer (Senate) and Rahm Emmanuel (House), many of whose centrist protégés lost out to their GOP opponents, are entitled to credit for November’s Democratic victory — not party chairman Howard Dean, whose 50-state strategy may have opened up some blue holes in the reddest of the red states.

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