The 100 Most Invited: A Spotter’s Guide to the Social Scene
A SPOTTER’S GUIDE TO THE WASHINGTON SOCIAL SCENE
4.BOB BARNETT AND
LITERARY LAWYER & TELEVISION CORRESPONDENT
He is every would-be blockbuster author’s new best friend and is always on the lookout for new clients. She’s a high-powered but low key CBS stalwart with multiple Emmys.
5. WAYNE AND LEA BERMAN LOBBYIST & WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY
Having gone on a crash diet and spruced up her fashion look, she, among all White House aides, is most likely to be mistaken for a guest. His calls to the White House get returned no matter who is president.
6. STUART AND WILMA BERNSTEIN BUSINESSMAN & GOP CONTRIBUTOR
A rare breed: home town kids who went international. Returning from a hugely successful ambassadorial posting in Denmark, they now have lots of smart new European pals to go with their solid Bush team connections.
7. JAMES AND MARJORIE BILLINGTON LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS & HIS BIGGEST BOOSTER
The intellectual and gregarious Russian scholar has a huge Rolodex of fancy friends, especially wealthy donors with millions to spare for his pet projects. His charming wife never fails to put guests at ease.
8. ROY AND ABIGAIL BLUNT LAWMAKER & LOBBYIST
The couple generated buzz last year when the House Majority Whip married the lobbyist for Altria, the tobacco giant. Now they’re the first pick for bipartisan hostesses eager to throw a bash with a couple who hangs with the Bushes.
9. BEN BRADLEE AND SALLY QUINN EDITOR EMERITUS OF THE WASHINGTON POST & WRITER
Between the two of them, they know where all the bodies are buried, having buried a few themselves. Protégés beware: Thin-skinned, she bites.
9. SALLY QUINN
10. DAVID AND KATHERINE
PUBLISHER & PHILANTHROPIST
The brilliant but inscrutable investor holds his own on the social scene, largely by virtue of his success remaining elusive in the egodriven publishing business. His latest coup: moving the Boston-based literary institution, the Atlantic Monthly, to Washington.
11. STEPHEN AND JOANNA BREYER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
The liberal-minded jurist is a bon vivant with a title hefty enough to impress the snootiest international visitor, even when he’s not speaking in French. His wife, the daughter of Lord John Blakenham, an influential member of Britain’s Conservative Party, rounds out the ticket.
12.JENNA AND BARBARA BUSH RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES
The twins know how to party. One of their visits—with the Secret Service in tow—can put a bar (i.e., Georgetown’s Smith’s Point) on the map.
13. MARVIN AND MARGARET BUSH FINANCIER & ACTRESS
Everyone wants to know them but very few people have had the pleasure. They’ve been known to party for a favorite cause
14. WILLIAM AND BUFFY CAFRITZ ENTREPRENEUR & FORMIDABLE FUNDRAISER
This couple has matchless staying power largely because he’s happy to let her work it. They have friends in every political camp and the gumption and means to hold the city’s longest lasting, make-or-break Inaugural party.
15. ANDREW AND KATHLEENE CARD PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR & MINISTER
Direct access to the White House and God is a winning ticket in a town where evangelical zeal spells good politics. Their soft spoken listening skills have gained them friends on both sides of the aisle.
29. HAROLD E. FORD
16. KEVIN CHAFFEE
An unabashed extrovert and social arbiter, The Washington Times’ editor/scribe does his best to keep the scene up to snuff. He knows the rules of fellowship and bonhomie and expects them to be obeyed.
17. MARION “OATSIE’’ CHARLES GRANDE DAME PHILANTHROPIST
As trustee of the Doris Duke Foundation, the gravelly-throated dowager has plenty of money to hand out. It doesn’t hurt that she’s witty and irascible, whether she’s joshing with presidents or British heirs apparent.
18. WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON AND HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FORMER PRESIDENT & SENATOR
If political ambition is the capitol’s gold standard, then these two are the city’s reigning Rothschilds. With Hillary gearing up for a presidential run and Bill having survived scandals enough to last a lifetime, it’s all in the family when it comes to spending political capital.
19. WILLIAM COHEN AND JANET LANGHART COHEN LAWYER & COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
The independently-minded former Maine Republican senator who served as Bill Clinton’s secretary of defense has two favorite subjects -writing poetry and his glamorous wife. A former model and television personality, she always makes an entrance with sizzle and spice.20. ESTHER COOPERSMITH PHILANTHROPIST
This diehard Democrat is a social plus no matter who is in power. Plugged in with powerbrokers all over the globe, she always gets a full house at her Kalorama manse, especially when her friend Queen Sirikit of Thailand is in town.
21. LEO AND GREGA DALY ARCHITECT AND CONNOISSEUR
International globe trotters and utter perfectionists with an eye for the exotic, they are always ready to share the good life with friends.
22. JOHN AND DEBBIE DINGELL CONGRESSMAN & LOBBYIST
Plenty of Democrats have fallen by the social wayside since Congress and the White House both went Republican, but not these two. The dean of the House (elected in 1955) commands respect, and even fear, meanwhile his “good cop” wife maintains bipartisan spirit, tossing General Motors-sponsored parties at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.
23. MAUREEN DOWD COLUMNIST
A vamp who likes bewitching powerful men. Expect to find her in a corner deeply engaged in conversation with someone no one else recognizes.
24. ROBERT DUVALL AND LUCIANA PEDRAZZA ACTOR & DANCER
The brooding actor and his muchyounger wife live in the Virginia hunt country but can be spotted at any event where tango dancing is featured.
25. DONALD AND TAYLOR ENSENAT CHIEF OF PROTOCOL & POLO FAN
A wealthy New Orleans businessman, former ambassador to the Sultanate of Brunei and classmate of President Bush at Yale, Ensenat and his wife meet and greet for the Administration team on Embassy Row, introducing the players to diplomats and visiting foreign dignitaries.
26. HUDA AND SAMIA FAROUKI ENTREPRENEUR & BUSINESSWOMAN
When the Faroukis appear on the scene, their Midas Mideastern connections are always part of the allure.
27. SYDNEY MCNIFF FERGUSON GAL ABOUT TOWN
Blonde, vivacious and eternally landing on her feet, Nini is the ultimate party girl.
28. NANCY “BITSEY” FOLGER CIVIC LEADER AND PHILANTHROPIST
The daughter of Neil H. McElroy, President Eisenhower’s secretary of defense, this former teacher is always ready to party for arts, education and social welfare causes.
29. HAROLD E FORD CONGRESSMAN
The African-American Democrat with piercing green eyes and movie-star looks has enough political rock star appeal to energize any national political ticket If you can’t find him on Capitol Hill or in his Memphis, Tenn., district, try Georgetown’s Cafe Milano where he likes to hold court amid a bevy of admirers and pals.
30. BILL AND KARYN FRIST SENATE MAJORITY LEADER & WIFE
In a capital city where hostesses always risk being left with an empty seat without so much as a last minute cancellation, this second generation doctor can be counted on to do his best to show up smiling. If he has to duck out of a party to attend a stag dinner at the Blair House with the President, he can count on Karyn to pinch hit.
31. INA GINSBURG FILM FAN AND HOSTESS
A Viennese expat who specializes in cultivating top notch political arts and crafts, she outshines the coyest courtier. This former Andy Warhol pop culture vamp always knows the score.
32. RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND MARTIN GINSBURG SUPREME COURT JUSTICE & TAX LAWYER
With her owlish intensity, she usually isn’t the one joking around at a dinner party. Can be counted upon to bring an air of stoic fortitude to the liberal chic.
33. DAN AND RHODA
HOLLYWOOD LOBBYIST & CONSULTANT
Controlling access to the best screening room in Washington as head of the Motion Picture Association of America is bound to be fun for this former secretary of agriculture and Kansas congressman. His wife keeps an eye on the major VIPs who turn out for cocktails and dinner before the show.
34. ALAN GREENSPAN AND ANDREA MITCHELL CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE & NBC CORRESPONDENT
Big media meets big money, this high energy combo is compulsively social, able to turn anything from a tennis game to their late-inlife wedding into a Washington A-list affair.
35. CARLOS AND EDI GUTIERREZ SECRETARY OF COMMERCE & WIFE
Far more sociable than his icy predecessor, Don Evans, this Cuban refugee and former Kellogg CEO offers a beacon of hope to socialites in Bush’s second term.
36. LLOYD AND ANN HAND LAWYER & JEWELRY DESIGNER
He is a power lawyer and former protocol chief with a surfeit of Texas charm. She designs bijoux for almost every prominent personality and organization in Washington. With friends on both sides of the aisle, they know how to make them all join Hands.
37. SIDNEY AND JANE HARMAN ENTREPRENEUR & CONGRESSWOMAN
A self made hi-fi zillionaire willing to lavish lolly on favorite causes, he’s giving big bucks to Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre. She’s a brusque, hard-charging legislator. Don’t be surprised if they leavein the middle of dinner. The don’t have a social attention deficit, he just looks a lot younger than his 80-plus years.
38. DENNIS AND JEAN HASTERT SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES & FORMER TEACHER
The soft spoken super-legislator from Illinois is an unassuming guy who can talk to anyone about anything. A rare find in the Andrew Jackson tradition.
39. CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS AND CAROL BLUE WRITER & SCREENPLAY WRITER
An enfant terrible of note for even the most intrepid hostess, Hitch is a handful. With his sexy screenplay-writing wife, he enjoys all the excesses of an active social life. Rather than grousing about the lack of civility in Washington, he does his part to knock it down yet another peg.
40. JAMES HOAGLAND AND JANE STANTON HITCHCOCK JOURNALIST & NOVELIST
The height of high manners, they specialize in great gossip with a direct pipeline to New York’s 400 most social folk.
41. KAREN HUGHES
After a sabbatical to tend to her family, the President’s toughest Texan advisor is back at work at the state department where she will continue as George W. Bush’s confidante and soul mate.
42. WALTER AND CATHY ISAACSON ASPEN INSTITUTE CHIEF & WIFE
The former Time Magazine writer, CNN chairman and biographer of Henry Kissinger and Ben Franklin lends a sense of brainy cultivation to any gathering. He’s the one to chat up if you fancy making a splash at the prestigious Aspen Institute.
43. ALPHONSO AND MARCIA JACKSON SECRETARY OF HUD AND INVESTMENT CONSULTANT
This former utilities executive and his outgoing wife are plugged in. They met the Bushes years ago when he was a Dallas housing official.
44. CLAY & ANNE JOHNSON WHITE HOUSE AIDE & STATE DEPARTMENT ARTS DIRECTOR
These longtime Bush intimates (He was Dubbya’s roommate at Andover; she’s a golfing buddy) are trusted enough to withstand the wooing ways of social Washington. They are the official link between the White House and the Georgetown social set.
45. ROBERT JOHNSON ENTREPRENEUR
Now that he’s become a billionaire after the sale of his Black Entertainment Television network to Viacom, this savvy businessman has time to focus on basketball (he owns the Charlotte Bobcats) and chinwagging with President Bush on Air Force One.
46. VERNON AND ANN JORDAN LAWYER & BOARD MEMBER
Her list of corporate boards reads like a subset of the Fortune 500. He is a consummate flirt and should be grateful that she lets him be the star of every show.
49. JOHN KERRY
AND TERESA HEINZ
47. KARIM AND LUMA KAWAR
JORDANIAN AMBASSADOR & WIFE
With their close ties to King Abdullah of Jordan, they pitch the Hashmite Kingdom with entrepreneurial zeal. They met as college students in Boston where they learned to party down, and they still do, albeit in proper diplomatic style.
38. EDWARD “TED’’ KENNEDY AND VICTORIA REGGIE KENNEDY SENATOR & LAWYER
The Kennedy family’s patriarch is the star of any party, one of the few liberals who can still shoot the breeze with the most conservative opponent. A couple that knows how to sing in the sunshine, they seem to be happiest in each other’s company.
49. JOHN KERRY AND TERESA HEINZ SENATOR & PHILANTHROPIST
He is shaping up to be the lone Massachusetts senator to twice run for President. She runs the multi-million dollar Heinz Foundations and is probably the only Washington woman for whom being first lady would be a demotion. Their favorite party is her annual awards dinner at the Folger to honor recipients of the John Heinz Award in memory of her first husband, the late ketchup and pickle heir H. John Heinz IV.
50. JAMES KIMSEY BUSINESSMAN/PHILANTHROPIST
The co-founder of America Online and the city’s leading bachelor, he makes any woman feel like a queen whether she has reigned (like sometimes escort Queen Noor) or not.
51. BOBBY AND DORO KOCH DOMESTIC WINE INDUSTRY LOBBYIST & HOMEMAKER
The President’s only sister tends to be a bit of a recluse until her husband coaxes her out of hiding. A Democrat and lobbyist, he works hard to make sure he never upsets the clan.
52. POLLY KRAFT ARTIST AND HOSTESS
Recently widowed after the death of superlawyer Lloyd N. Cutler, the very clued-in watercolorist has a way with powerful men. Happiest chatting intimately in a low-lit corner, she captivates even the most hard-charging overachievers with her sultry artistic wiles.
53. JAMES AND SANDY LANGDON LAWYER & WIFE
An Aiken Gump attorney and best friend of Dubbya’s from Texas days, he is the Democrat to see when it comes to getting an establishment idea past White House gatekeeper Karl Rove.
54. LASALLE AND RUTHIE LEFFALL SURGEON & CIVIC LEADER
Smart, smart, smart. The eminent cancer specialist and his beautifully dressed spouse supported all the best causes back before diseases were in.
55. MARC AND JACQUELINE LELAND FINANCIAL ADVISOR & FASHIONISTA
Oh so Francophile, they stand for Old World Europe, no matter what President Bush has to say.
56. JEAN-DAVID AND MARIE-CECILE LEVITTE FRENCH AMBASSADOR & WIFE
Graced with one of the best Embassy Row addresses, they work hard to keep Franco-American affairs on a friendly footing. The couple demonstrated great panache hosting one of the most opulent opera balls just as Congress was threatening to ban French fries.
57. FINLAY AND WILLEE LEWIS JOURNALIST & AUTHOR
This gentlemanly journalist and his upbeat wife like a bit of pedigree on the social menu and can be counted upon to turn up at top-notch literary affairs, especially when PEN/Faulkner winners are on display.
58. WINSTON BAO LORD BASEBALL PROMOTER
The handsome, self-effacing and unattached son of diplomat Winston Lord and writer Bette Bao Lord knows how to keep score when it comes to bringing baseball to Washington.
59. FRED AND MARLENE MALEK MERCHANT BANKER & FUNDRAISER
He’s one of the few establishment Republicans with a key to most of the Bush family’s favorite sky boxes. A member of the Alfalfa Club and the Carlyle Group, he helped put up the bucks to buy the Texas Rangers and put George W. Bush in charge. Now he’s founding member of the Washington Baseball Club, the odds-on favorite to own the Nationals baseball team. Talk to her about biking around Europe. Talk to him if you’ve got a company to sell.
60. SIR DAVID AND LADY CATHERINE MANNING BRITISH AMBASSADOR & MYSTERY WRITER
The special relationship extends well after office hours. Everyone is scouring the Internet to find remainders of her out-of-print psycho-dramas hoping to find a way in any door for dinner with regular guests Condi Rice and Karl Rove.
61. JAQUELINE BADGER MARS CANDY HEIRESS AND PHILANTHROPIST
The fabulously rich Middleburg chatelaine likes to get dressed up and attend the opera. Those sparklies she wears sure aren’t M&Ms.
62. CHRIS AND KATHLEEN MATTHEWS TELEVISION TALK SHOW HOST & LOCAL NEWSCASTER
A double dose of fast-talking media stars, they’re any host’s trophy guests.
63. JOHN CINDY AND
SENATOR & WIFE & HIS MOTHER
A maverick with folk hero appeal, he and his lovely ladies are invited everywhere. Mostly busy but there may be a window in 2008.
64. MITCH MCCONNELL AND ELAINE CHAO SENATOR & SECRETARY OF LABOR
Between them, they’ve got the Senate and the White House covered. Armed with brains, discipline and perfect manners, they are Washington’s top power couple—in the Bob and Elizabeth Dole mold.
65. BILL AND DOROTHY MCSWEENY RETIRED OIL EXECUTIVE & D.C. ARTS AND HUMANITIES CHAIR
Yellow Dog Democrats, they’ve spent the last 30 years supporting just about every cultural organization in town. Any budding arts-minded socialite would be wise to woo them.
66. NORMAN AND DENI MINETA SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION & WIFE
This former Democratic congressman knows how to work a room and is a major White House pipeline to Capitol Hill. They are partners who can keep the conversation humming.
67. JOHN AND DIANE NEGROPONTE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR & WIFE
Returning to Washington after a distinguished diplomatic stint in New York, the new intelligence czar knows what it’s like to be out of fashion. A rare breed, he’s an optimist who trusts the social scene will be lovlier the second time around. It doesn’t hurt, either, that his wife is the wellconnected daughter of Sir Charles Villiers, the late chairman of British Steel.
68. BILL AND ANN NITZE LAWYER & ART DEALER
Darlings of the glitterati and literati alike, they keep Georgetown spinning with a steady supply of parties for fancy out-oftown folk. One sure sign they’re back from Aspen is when the valet car parkers are camped outside their chic Federalist home
69. QUEEN NOOR FORMER QUEEN CONSORT OF JORDAN AND AUTHOR
The high profile widow of Jordan’s King Hussein is a special favorite, especially with the regulars who knew her father. Beautiful, aloof and always fashionable, she commands any room with her regal aura of foreign intrigue.
70.FRANCO NUSCHESE RESTAURATEUR
His generous helpings of perfect service and quality cuisine breathed life into Washington’s late night scene by marrying Cafe Milano’s young, hip, Eurochic crowd to the Washington Establishment. Now the place hums from lunch ‘till the wee hours.
71. BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA SENATOR & HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
The charismatic Illinois Democrat is the ultimate trophy guest. Many have tried but so far, few have succeeded in luring this post-Democratic Convention oratorical superstar to their event.
72. MANDY AND MARY OURISMAN AUTO MAGNATE & HOSTESS
Whether they are supporting pals, charities or the hottest GOP political candidate, they entertain beautifully and are among the most flexible guests on the Washington-Palm Beach-London circuit.
73. COLIN AND ALMA POWELL CORPORATE EXECUTIVE & PHILANTHROPIST/AUTHOR
The former general and secretary of state is the one Washington celebrity who makes even the most famous Hollywood stars step back in awe. Perhaps that’s one reason he and his elegant wife, a noted arts and education booster, haven’t shed a speck of their own star power.
74. WAYNE AND CATHERINE REYNOLDS EDUCATION ENTREPRENEUR & PHILANTHROPIST
With foundation millions galore, they do things her way, and so does everyone else. Regulars at any party where major money is required, they like pop culture, high rollers and upending the locals, especially anyone who gets in the way on their roadmap to achievement.
75. CONDOLEEZZA RICE SECRETARY OF STATE
All Washington is at her sexily black-booted feet.
76. ROXANNE ROBERTS JOURNALIST
The Washington Post’s new Reliable Source’s alabaster shoulders demand serious admiration from any aspiring hostess. Don’t worry about the power players. They already think she walks on water.
77. SELWA “LUCKY’’ ROOSEVELT WRITER AND FORMER CHIEF OF PROTOCOL
Never one to be overlooked or underestimated, she commands center stage especially when the Washington Operaand tenor Placido Domingo take a bow.
AND RIMA AL-SABAH
78. KARL AND DARBY ROVE
PRESIDENTIAL ALTER EGO
AND SOUTHERN COOKING EXPERT
From right wing geek to besieged White House consigliere, the former Young Turk is now the one behind the throne wearing the cardinal’s ring.
79. DONALD AND JOYCE RUMSFELD SECRETARY OF DEFENSE & HOMEMAKER
In and out of top Republican administration posts for 40 years, Rummy doesn’t have much time for parties so she occasionally fills in. They prefer the security of loyal pals from the days before CNN was invented.
80. TIM RUSSERT AND MAUREEN ORTH NBC BUREAU CHIEF & WRITER
Work and play, play and work. Partying always has a purpose unless it really doesn’t, in which case, check the local coffee shop. They’re probably swapping tales with friends after church at Holy Trinity.
81. SALEM AND RIMA AL-SABAH KUWAITI AMBASSADOR & FORMER JOURNALIST
What’s the point of all that fancy dressing if not to attract the best guests and the biggest stack of invitations. With her Donatella Versace chic and stiletto heels, Rima looks more like a Paris model than the wife of a brainy and highly effective Arab ambassador. They make their parties sparkle by mixing the most powerful guests together with the most eclectic entertainment— everything from Marvin Hamlisch at the piano to a belly dancer for a ladies’ lunch.
82. ROGER AND VICKI SANT ENTREPRENEUR & BOARD MEMBER
Savvy, amiable and cultivated, they write big checks to the Smithsonian, the Phillips Collection and National Gallery to help edify all those folks who don’t happen to have a Bonnard hanging on their living room wall.
83. ANTONIN AND MAUREEN SCALIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE & HOMEMAKER
After a hard day at the Court rolling back the last traces of New Deal jurisprudence, what could be better than dinner out with friends. The conservative jurist doesn’t mind the fray. He knows how to make his own fun and so does she.
84. NASH AND ANIKO SCHOTT FORMER LITIGATOR & DECORATOR
Good natured, smart and welcome pretty much everywhere. What’s the point of being well-dressed if you don’t show it off?
85. CAROL SCHWARTZ CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
Who says you have to be a Democrat to have any fun? This libertarian Republican is bold and brassy and definitely one to support if you want to keep smoking in your favorite District bar or restaurant.
86. DAN AND TANYA SNYDER WASHINGTON REDSKINS OWNER & ARBORIST EXTRAORDINAIRE
Many a friendship has been forged inside this owner’s skybox. Let’s hope the team does better this season.
AND ALI WENTWORTH
TALK SHOW MODERATOR & ACTRESS
She’s the telegenic daughter of Reagan social secretary Muffie Brandon and he spent eight years in the Clinton White House before donning his journalist’s hat. They’ll party for the right cause, but so far, they haven’t been able to agree on which one.
88. GEORGE AND LIZ STEVENS HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER/DIRECTOR & SOMETIME DECORATOR
He started the Kennedy Center Honors Gala which has everyone vying for Hollywood face time. She’s a Phipps steel heiress with a passion for Democratic causes. What’s not to like?
89. TED AND CATHERINE STEVENS SENATOR & LAWYER
The president pro-tem of the Senate and his arts supporting wife know that it’s what you know and who you know that count in the social jungle. Between the two of them, they have all the bases covered.
90. ANN AND STUART STOCK KENNEDY CENTER EXECUTIVE & LAWYER
They know just how much work is involved in the care and feeding of major talent both on and off stage, and they keep going—always with a smile. Real troopers.
91. NINA AUCHINCLOSS STRAIGHT WRITER
Brainy, witty and peripatetic, she’d be on the A-list even if her siblings didn’t include Gore Vidal and Jackie O.
92. GEOFF TRACY AND NORA O’DONNELL RESTAURANTEUR & TELEVISION CORRESPONDENT.
Neither his wife nor his salads wilt under the Kleig lights.
93. JACK AND MARY MARGARET VALENTI RETIRED HOLLYWOOD LOBBYIST & MENTAL HEALTH PATRON
Always a plus (he’s a super raconteur), they are invited everywhere and will come unless he’s on the Left Coast.
94. BOUDEWIJN AND JELLIE VAN EENEENAAM NETHERLANDS AMBASSADOR & WIFE
Surprisingly good value considering his provenance as a New Romantic. He can’t stop showing off in front of his gorgeous blonde wife.
95. JOHN AND JEANNE WARNER SENATOR & REALTOR
Formerly a hunt country hound, the fiveterm Virginia Republican has become the statesman he always knew he was destined to be. That said, he’s cut back on his social schedule since marrying Jeanne van der Hyde, the first of his three wives not to score as a show horse.
98. JEFFREY WEISS
AND JULIANNA GLOVER WEISS
96. SEPTIME WEBRE& KAY KENDALL
BALLET IMPRESARIO & BALLETOMANE
Talent meets patron, The Washington Ballet’s Cuban-born director and everyouthful chairwoman liven up any party – especially when dancing gets hot.
97. WILLIAM AND LYNDA WEBSTER JURIST & PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT
The former director of the FBI and CIA and his down-to-earth wife add sparkle and gravitas to the many events they attend.
98. JEFFREY WEISS AND JULIANNA GLOVER WEISS LAWYER & LOBBYIST
More inviting than invited, they minister to all the young conservative protégés who’ll be first in line for top jobs when the septuagenarian pals of the President retire for good.
99. TONY AND DIANE
WILLIAMS MAYOR & WIFE
There’s always a buzz when Hizonnor and the Missus walk into a room. After all, he’s been known to jump into a swimming pool while fully clothed.
100. PAUL WOLFOWITZ PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK
Wolfie is happiest going to the Opera or getting together with Administration pals like Karl Rove and Don Rumsfeld. Unlike some presidential picks, he believes you dance with the one that brung you. Susan Watters covers the Washington social scene for Women’s Wear Daily and W Magazine