Not long ago, the term "Washington intern" called up images of career-climbing young women conducting secret affairs with powerful men. In the Bush era, this may get replaced by boorish, privileged cads who send snotty, half-literate I-break-with-thee e-mails to ex-girlfriends under charming subject lines like "you suck." An excerpt:
"I was planning on ruining your career by making phone calls to all of my parents friends and have you blackballed from the workplace as well as every prestigous law school in the country, but then (lucky for you) I decided not to do that because you are a sad sad person and I will just let your life self destruct right before my eyes?. I am sorry, I don't care how big of sadistic crush you have on me but people like me simple don't date people like you."