Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Washington, but most of the city’s elite probably missed it. They were up very late Saturday night attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – a glitzy, star-studded event that nobody at CIP has ever attended, or probably ever will.
After that, many of the powerful, well-connected guests went to one of four â€œafter-partiesâ€ where the booze flowed freely and Hollywood celebrities mingled with Supreme Court justices. To our surprise, we read in the Washington Post, one of those late-night after-parties – hosted by Capitol File, an upscale Washington-gossip magazine – took place at the Colombian ambassador’s residence.
The ambassadorial residence is a gorgeous mansion a block from Dupont Circle, and a great place to host a party. Nonetheless, does it seem odd that Washington’s glitterati would be partying in the embassy of a country with a raging armed conflict, half its population in poverty, the world’s second-largest displaced population, and the hemisphere’s worst human-rights record? Only a humorless, scolding prig would point out something like that, right?