Washington Post Reporters Beat The Clock In ‘The Running Of The Balls’
Monica Hesse, Texas Black Tie & Boots ball.
Ballsy guy and doll Washington Post reporters play beat the clock to see which one can grab the most balls in the least amount of time over four hours at inaugural festivities Saturday night.
WP’s Dan Zak: “Jamie Foxx, native Texan, is onstage in one of the ballrooms! I creep onto the stage and follow him into the shadowy wings. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) comes out of nowhere, body-blocks me and takes Foxx’s arm. I trail them through the darkness until we emerge in a narrow backstage hallway. We all run straight into Miss Texas USA. A triple whammy: Elected official, celebrity and a tiara! Alas, Foxx’s body man yanks me back as the actor slips into a VIP room. I settle for Miss Texas.”
Rank has its privilege. Monica munches on a fried Twinkie.