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FRIDAY ON MY MIND & AFTERNOON UPDATES
It could only be from Politico: John Boehner as the new Don Draper, noting "Boehner’s individualistic, confident personality, even as he keeps the rest of his look classic.” Side-by-side pics.
Republican candidates now running against…Colbert. See story and 2 new ads. Plus, Stephen mocks his own testimony on Letterman….Richard Dawkins on Bill Maher tonight on HBO, and on the other hand, P.J. O’Rourke.
Today’s numbers: Economy loses 95,000 jobs but unemployment rate steady at 9.6 percent.
Andrew Sullivan: The WaPo’s New Low, as Fred Hiatt publishes D’Souza’s "Kenyan anti-colonialist" Obama poison.
Terrific L.A. Times probe, after getting emails, on how administration made "rash" decision in firing Shirley Sherrod.
Headline of week: "Virginia candidate Krystal Ball Angry Over Posting of Racy Photos." She had ex-husband on a leash, used sex toys, etc. And that’s her real name.
My book The Campaign of the Century just went on sale, on one of most influential political campaigns ever—Upton Sinclair’s incredible 1934 race for governor of California and the birth of modern electoral politics. In paper now, "e-editions" to come.