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May 26, 2004
Roughing It

Michelle Malkin weighs in on that Washingtonienne thing:

Cutler, who aspired to be a journalist, spouted: "I'm sure I am not the only one who makes money on the side this way: How can anybody live on $25K/year??" When I was 24 and making less than that, I did it by eating Spaghetti-O's, Ramen noodles and Swanson pot pies for dinner; driving a Toyota Tercel with no air conditioning; and sleeping on a $30 futon. I did it the way most parents teach their daughters to succeed: through hard work, thrift, faith and perseverance.

And while Malkin is too modest to mention it, she was working at the LA Daily News at the time, and thus presumably living in Los Angeles, where the summers can be really, really hot. So it's not like driving a Tercel with no air conditioning was a minor sacrifice.

Luckily for Malkin, better things were in store. In 1995, she was awarded the Warren T. Brookes Fellowship by the Competitive Enterprise Institute; sources say that honor came with an annual stipend of around $35,000 during that era.

In other words, goodbye Swanson pot pies, and hello Marie Callendar's Breaded Chicken Parmagiana!

Posted by Greg Beato at 10:28 AM

Imagine how much hay the RNC could make of this double-speak. If only Bush were a Democrat...

Posted by Greg Beato at 10:06 AM