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April 29, 2012

Santorum and Lohan At White House Correspondent’s Dinner

Hmm, I thought the White House Correspondent’s Dinner (having morphed into “WHCD weekend” in recent years) was going to be disbanded in the name of imposing more professional boundaries in D.C. I can’t even remember where I heard that now. In any case, if I had to boil the power bacchanal (and the tidal wave of pics) down to one photograph, it’s this one.

I know the picture only represents two of the four pillars under the chandelier — the Washington and Hollywood political and cultural celebrities, and not the New York political and cultural celebrities and ¬†journalist cultural celebrities — but it captures the essence so perfectly.¬†Of course, if Rick Santorum only meant half the things he pontificated on the campaign trail and wasn’t just playing the game, he wouldn’t be caught dead within a hundred feet of Lindsay Lohan. Instead, though (hey, how do you like my vest?), it’s one big party.

UPDATE (4/30): I know it’s TMZ, but did Rick really ask to take her picture?

(photo/linked photo: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP caption: Former Sen. Rick Santorum and Lindsay Lohan, right, attend the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington. linked caption: Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., talks with Lindsay Lohan at the the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.)

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