The Guest List: October

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

Nels Olson —If you’re a Bush-administration official looking for a new job, Olson, DC’s headhunter par excellence, is the man to know.

Jamie Gorelick —The former Fannie Mae executive can shed light on the housing crisis, plus she’s a possible attorney general in an Obama administration.

Ron Fournier —The new AP bureau chief for Washington is one of politics’ keenest observers—as well as the subject of some controversy this election season.

H. Patrick Swygert —Now that he’s out of office, will the longtime president of Howard University tell stories?

Carol Schwartz —The only Republican on the DC city council lost a tough primary battle against a well-funded opponent backed by the business community.

Sarah Palin —The Republican vice presidential pick is at the top of everybody’s dance card.

Jack Johnson —From dead dogs to dead suspects, the Prince George’s county executive had a rough summer. How’s he feel about where the county is heading?

Carolyn Weyforth —The former communications director for Mitt Romney has stumbled into one of the most exciting jobs available: press secretary to the Jonas Brothers.

This article first appeared in the October 2008 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from that issue, click here

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