- The Washington Times - Monday, August 14, 2000

The Los Angeles Times has employed a "stealth Republican" to write a daily column on the Democratic National Convention whose identity will be revealed at the end of the week, "after he is safely out of town."
But from the clues this Republican wag, who goes by the nom de plume "Anonymous," dropped in his opening column today, it shouldn't be too difficult to guess who he is. He's a Republican political consultant who lives in San Francisco and whose younger brother works for Vice President Al Gore.
Anyway, he says he's in Democratic disguise, having "ditched my blue Brooks Brothers blazer, tan khakis and pastel Polos for an assortment of black T-shirts, black Armani jackets and black armbands" complete with mousse, shades and a saxophone pin.
And to better infiltrate the enemy's political machinery he has been "listening to NPR to familiarize myself with the key Democratic players … reading Variety to hear about the best Clinton fund-raisers this week … [and] reading The [Los Angeles] Times' editorial page to learn how to mouth the party line. (Just kidding sirs…)"
But this L.A. assignment isn't all drudgery: The "Democrats have all the cool celebrities. Ever since Sonny Bono passed on to the great tiki bar in the sky, we've been way outclassed in the fight for Hollywood. Our guys (Heston, Schwarzenegger, Rick Schroeder, Shannen Doherty) could win a bar brawl, but the Dems have everyone else."


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