Rep. Charlie Rangel, former Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins and a few other Democrats were welcomed at Wednesday's 10th-anniversary party for Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel. But Rachel Sheedy, who handles talent at the Don Buchwald Agency, got the bum's rush when she showed up wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with rapper Kanye West's assertion, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Sheedy tells us, "I was approved and about to step on the red carpet when a woman from Fox yelled, 'Get her out of here!'" Sheedy, who was promptly ushered to the sidewalk, says she expected "to raise a few eyebrows" in a crowd that included Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, "but I thought they could handle it." A Fox spokeswoman argues, "We didn't care what she was wearing. She was thrown out because she wasn't invited by anyone. She was a nobody." Sheedy, who reps actors Malik Yoba and Ralph Macchio, maintains: "My name was at the door."Shocking. Republicans are usually such good sports.
Washington wags are tittering about the last line of an editorial in The Hill, a prominent Captol Hill newspaper: "[Dennis] Hastert and [John] Boehner need to get on the same page or Republican troubles will continue to mount." Speaking of that sex scandal, FTD just announced its National Coming-Out Day Bouquet. The first person who got one: former Rep. Mark Foley.Heh.