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MORNING WAKE-UP CALL
Palin-mania continues in the media despite her low standing in polls—a NYT Magazine cover coming this Sunday by Robert Draper. And, of course, she has a new book. UPDATE: My take on full story, which has now been posted.
Don’t touch Capt. Sully’s junk, or his wife’s, as controversy continues over TSA airport procedures—with right-wingers suddenly voicing concern for loss of rights under anti-terror regime. Lewis Black weighs in here, in his unique style.
Erin Brokovich (played by Julia Roberts in the movie) now goes to war as the original pollution is found to be spreading.
Wild: Howard Fineman seriously looks at talk of an independent Bloomberg-Scarborough ticket in 2012. Or the other way around. Morning Joe now mocks it and takes shot at Howard. What next? Feingold-Maddow?
FORECLOSE BUT NO CIGAR Econ blogger Ritholtz helps out Wash Post editors with syntax, and notes banks halted foreclosures not because of "mere questionable practices," but because forgery, fraud and criminal contempt fall under the noun "felony."