The Guest List

Welcome to the Guest List, a monthly roundup of the eight people we’d most like to have over for drinks, good food, and conversation.

By: Garrett M. Graff

John Breaux—The well-connected former senator is leaving Patton Boggs to set up a new firm with his son. Is this Trent Lott’s next stop?

Paul Tagliabue—With the Super Bowl coming up, who better to offer advice than the former NFL commissioner, now back at Covington & Burling?

Laura Rozen—One of the recent hires in the new Mother Jones Washington bureau, blogger Rozen is a keen observer of foreign affairs.

Ted Leonsis—The AOL and Capitals hotshot is going back to Sundance this month with his latest venture into the film world, a soccer documentary called Kickin’ It.

Susan Molinari—With “America’s mayor” Rudolph Giuliani in the news, lobbyist and former congresswoman Molinari looks like she might have picked the right horse for 2008. A Giuliani Cabinet post ahead?

Brenda Frese—Maryland’s women’s-basketball coach is having another big season—and she’s soon to become the mother of twins.

Kris Baumann—The head of the DC police union has a lot of insights into the problems facing the department as Chief Cathy Lanier struggles to retain officers and lower crime—and maybe see the repeal of the city’s gun ban.

Bill Lecos—The president of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce is right in the middle of the dispute over the Tysons Metro extension.

This article can be found in the January 2008 issue of The Washingtonian.