At the top of the list of snooze-makers are President Bush’s National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice (“More a PR spinner than national security adviser,” said a source. “She holds to talking points more than anyone” and “comes out with just two things to say after you ask her 87 questions”).
Then there is Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft (“Doesn’t know very much and what he does know, he doesn’t know very well.”). On Capitol Hill, the name that came up was Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., (He has “spent a lot of time on the Sunday shows and made it to church on time”) and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. (“Nice man,” most likely booked to supply “balance”).
Also on the Democrats’ side in this category, Ohio’s lingering Democratic presidential candidate, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, (“The biggest weenie. No matter what you say, he says, ‘U.S. out, U.N. in'”), almost-candidate Florida Sen. Bob Graham, (“Never made a dime’s worth of news”) and Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John Edwards (both “Incredibly disciplined and not likely to make news”).
2003 Least Likely to Make News: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Majority and Minority Leader Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., and then-new House Democratic Whip Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., any Democrat “when the subject is the war,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers and now retired Central Command Chief Gen. Tommy Franks.