Queen of Mean? More like a petty bitch to me . . .
Helmsley Dog Gets $12 Million, but Real Estate Billionaire Leaves Nothing to 2 Grandchildren
NEW YORK (AP) — Leona Helmsley’s dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley’s grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire’s estate.Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.
She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer — so long as they visit their father’s grave site once each calendar year.
Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each.
Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer’s other children — Craig and Meegan Panzirer — for “reasons that are known to them,” she wrote.
Too goddamned late and not enough.
But, hey, you take what you can get.
So, without further ado, the annotated news guide to Alberto “Heirich Himmler” Gonzales (and a not-very-smart Himmler wannabe at that) . . . .
By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago
WASHINGTON – Alberto Gonzales, the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general (and a much bigger-haired version of Heinrich Himmler, Harry Daugherty and John Mitchell), announced his resignation Monday, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence (there was no standoff over his honesty and competence – everyone knew that he was a dissembling, unethical, gutless mouthpiece with an anus big enough to have Karl Rove’s and Dick Cheney’s hands inserted to operate his eyes, head and mouth).
Republicans and Democrats alike had demanded his departure over the botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys, but President Bush had defiantly stood by his Texas friend (and clinically-defined toady) for months until accepting his resignation last Friday.
Tony Snow must either be clinically schizophrenic or totally without backbone.
I’ve watched at least three interviews with the blithering idiot this morning as he engages on his own Magical Mystery Tour to explain exactly how that keeping White House staffers out from under the encumbrances of sworn testimony on the record will serve the cause of giving the American public the truth about its government.
Snow’s performance, and the assertions of his handlers, reminded me less than vaguely of Christina Aguilera’s own PR tour a few months ago when she did interviews by not allowing interviewers to face her or to ask anything other than pre-approved questions or to deviate from that script.
Tony Snow. What a schmuck.
And, while tangentially related only by current circumstances, I finally sat down last week and watched “Remains of the Day.” If so many people are enthralled by Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, they’re missing something even more striking in his quiet, painful depiction of the conflict between loyalty and morality and ethics.
Hey Tony! Go watch a movie, if you get my meaning.