The “Grand Poobah of Politics”

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By Betsy Rothstein 

flintstones.jpg The Flintstones cartoon used the term “Grand Poobah” as the high-powered elected position in Fred and Barney’s men’s club. They were members of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes Lodge No. 26.

In Washington, that phrase, “Grand Poobah” has a somewhat elevated meaning.

Which Washington D.C. scribe was referred to by MSNBC’s Chuck Todd as the “Grand Poobah of politics” Monday night?

Write us and tell us your guesses at fishbowldc AT mediabistro DOT com.

> Update: The answer is WaPo’s Dan Balz.