Who's Who

A selective index to this month's issue

Aguilera, Christina, as latter-day Mouseketeer, 121

Andrews, Julie, as bargaining chip, 43

Austen, Jane, as runner-up, 149

Bayh, Evan, as future Democratic star, 36

Beers, Charlotte, as thwarted public- diplomacy czar, 47

Begin, Menachem, former Israeli PM, as man of the people, 40

Bell, Tim, British PR pro, as American propagandist, 173

Bellow, Rachel, executive coach, as introspector-for-hire, 126

Bloom, Harold, as slip of the tongue, 89

Bork, Robert, landmark rejection of, 51-52

Bremer, Paul, potholes and, 72; as lord of Cpathia, 72; conservative economic agenda of, 72-73; combat boots of, 72

Brennan, William, as liberal icon, 51

Brodie, Jean, prime of, 152-154; delusions of, 153; as fascist, 152

Brownback, Sam, as potential social-conservative standard-bearer, 36

Buffett, Warren, diverse holdings of, 104, 107; homespun thrift of, 104, 108; as vaudevillian, 104; meteorological unflappability of, 104-107, 112; as Daddy Warbucks, 106; as Jimmy Buffett kin, 106; Tiger Woods and, 106; as Will Rogers, 106-107; as Mark Twain, 106-108, 110; as Schwarzenegger adviser, 106; as moral J. P. Morgan, 106; collected works of, 107-110; as Jack Benny, 108; boastful self-deprecation of, 108; as Capra capitalist, 109; as tech-stock doomsayer, 106-111; as saint, 110; as Tom Sawyer, 110; as Bartleby, 110

Bush, George W., as-yet-unwritten political obituary of, 35-36; gifts received by, 46; as embattled political scion, 52

Byron, Christopher, business writer, as English major gone wild, 115

Card, Andrew, ornamental dagger of, 46

Cash, W. J., Southern mind of, 131-132

Cato, as crop scientist, 186

Chambers, John, Cisco executive, as world's, um, greatest CEO, 116

Chandler, Raymond, as Wodehouse schoolmate, 138

Cheney, Dick, as outsourcing beneficiary, 173; hideout of, 89

Chirac, Jacques, as prospective Algerian leader, 41; toiletries of, 46

Chomsky, Noam, as leading man, 116

Cockburn, Alexander, as Marxist, 138; as Wodehousian, 138

Conrad, Joseph, on anarchism, 16

Cronyn, Hume, as kiddie idol, 121

Dean, Howard, potential comeback of, 36

DiMaggio, Joe, as Warren Buffett of baseball, 106

Doo, Scooby, as insult to juvenile intelligence, 120

Dunlap, "Chainsaw Al," former Sunbeam chairman, psychological profile of, 115

Eisner, Michael, Disney CEO, pay package of, 113

Ellington, Duke, as burdened genius, 149

Ely, Melvin Patrick, as discerning Southern historian, 132, 134

Estrada, Miguel, would-be judge, ideological shyness of, 52

Fink-Nottle, Gussie, as textbook Wodehouse creation, 141

Fiorina, Carly, Hewlett-Packard CEO, as yachtswoman, 116; balls of, 116

Fleisher, Michael, former CPA official, as brother of Ari, 73; as anti-cronyism crusader, 73; irony and, 73

Forster, E. M., as executioner, 152

Frist, Bill, as Rove suitor, 36

Garner, Jay, Iraq administrator, as space cowboy, 72; as lord of the Orhanians, 72

Gatsby, Jay, management secrets of, 127

Grasso, Richard, glass house of, 112

Hassan II, Moroccan king, as rumored Mossad mole, 41

Hemingway, Ernest, cranky authenticity of, 107

Horner, Tim, security consultant, omniscience of, 128; on crazy nephews, 128

Hussein, Saddam, personal beatings administered by, 178; as antiquities dealer, 177-178; as al-Jazeera junkie, 42

Hussein, Uday, as barkeep, 62; as disco psychopath, 78

Insana, Ron, CNBC reporter, huggability of, 106

Joyce, William, as "Lord Haw Haw," 137; as wronged man, 137

Karloff, Boris, as cricketer, 138

al-Kasim, Faisal, al-Jazeera talk-show host, as Gore Vidal fan, 41; as relative progressive, 41-43; as Satan, 42; loneliness of, 41-43

Kerry, John, legal team of, 15; as-yet-unwritten political obituary of, 35-36; foreign friends of, 43; lamb policy of, 43; as Vegas act, 43; as Heineken man, 59

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Benjamin Healy is an Atlantic Monthly deputy managing editor.

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