Mark Halperin goes Hollywood

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From Gawker:

He said Matt Drudge and Karl Rove held the key to the presidency. His last book was embarrassingly wrong. Barack Obama won by studiously ignoring his advice. Someone put Mark Halperin in pictures!

The item's based on the report from Variety that HBO has optioned Halerpin's 2010 campaign book about the 2008 election. But we can't help amplifying Gawker's tweak about Halperin sort of failing his way up the media food chain.

Consider this. His 2006 book, co-written by John Harris, was called The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. The book was pitched as a Beltway insider's guide to the 2008 race and who had the inside track for victory. But guess whose name did not appear--was not referenced once--in the book about the upcoming 2008 election.

"Barack Obama."

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