Your Daily Froomkin

From Holden:

Dan Froomkin offers a tasty morsel for the gaggle-obsessed.

There are assigned seats in the briefing room, and Bush started, like press secretary Scott McClellan normally does, by working his way through the first few rows, [Towson University professor Martha Joynt ] Kumar said. With one exception: “He called on everyone in the front two rows except for Helen,” Kumar said, referring to firebrand Helen Thomas, doyenne of the White House press corps, now a columnist for Hearst, and a scourge to the Bush administration.

Add to the list of things Georgie is afraid of: 70+ year old female journalists.