In today's free feature for the Wall Street Journal, the President appears to have lost a key group for his social security plan.
Nonetheless a few Republicans, particularly in the Senate, are reaching out in hopes of finding a bipartisan compromise. The Senate Centrists Coalition, headed by Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine and Democrat Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, is seeking an alternative to the Bush plan. "There's a core of people who are willing to put something together on both sides, but it wouldn't have private accounts as a carve-out" from Social Security, Sen. Lieberman says.I guess that the anti-Lieberman fans should stop watching Phil of the Future. This comes from an interview with Ricky Ullman.
Q. Your relative (Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut) ran for vice president in 2000. Do you have a desire to go into politics?Does this spell doom for American Dreams? I know many pilots never survive but three cast members are cast in pilots.
A: Absolutely not. I don't think I have the mind-set or skill to make some of the decisions politicians have to make.
American Dreams star Gail O'Grady will lead the cast of the ABC comedy pilot Hot Properties, about a real estate office. O'Grady's casting is a further dark cloud over American Dreams, which NBC moved to Wednesdays in an effort to bolster ratings. She is the third member of the show's cast, after Rachel Boston and Will Estes, to take a pilot role this development season.Steve Carell: The New Office Guy
In order to avoid copying Gervais' character, Carell has not watched the BBC show. "I don't even get to see The Daily Show anymore. I'm in bed by 10. I hear it's still very good," says Carell, who has two young children with his wife, fellow Daily Show and Second City alumnus Nancy Walls. "In the year and a half since I left, it's gone through the roof and won all kinds of accolades. I guess they needed to get rid of some dead weight." But while other Daily Show correspondents have been able to create amusing iterations of the soulless newscaster, Carell has been able to distill that character down to its most elemental trait--the faked confidence we all use to get by. It may be the perfect comedic take on America in the 21st century.