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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.