Hangin' With The Pols

(AP)
"I mean, I think a lot of navel-gazing media analysts like to worry about this coziness issue. I think the reporters who cover a lot of the sources who turn up at the White House Correspondents' Dinner are, you know, quite tough on them afterwards. And a lot of, let's say, Bush officials have been at that event, and I don't think the press has been particularly easy on the Bush White House. So, you know, I think you kind of overestimate what those kinds of events do."

--Nina Easton, Washington bureau chief for Fortune magazine and an analyst on Fox News, on "On The Media."