And she'd better be around for at least this many more!
Don't miss this story about the White House butler from Truman through Reagan. But have at least three hankies handy. If you don't need all three, you must be a Republican...
James Carville said yesterday on the radio that Sarah Palin "has as much business running for vice-president as I do pitching the ninth inning of a major league baseball game..."
Newsweek's seven-chapter story about the election is here...
Michael Jordan Dept.: Eleanor Clift's brief reflection on the campaign and the road ahead includes this anecdote:
Obama strategist David Axelrod recalled standing in the green room with Obama minutes before he would go onstage for the debate with John McCain. The days before the high-stakes encounter had been chaotic with the financial crisis breaking around them and McCain declaring he was suspending his campaign and might not attend the debate in order to return to Washington and help craft the bailout package. A day of debate prep was lost in the frantic back and forth with Treasury officials. Axelrod found the tension in the green room "suffocating." He turned to Obama and asked, "Are you nervous?" "Yes, but it's a good kind of nervous," Obama said. "Just give me the ball."
Friday's Choice: Marvin Gaye sings the national anthem at the 1983 NBA All-Star game. Look fast to see a grinning George ("Iceman," "If There's One I Could Do It Was Finger Roll") Gervin when the camera pans the otherwise stoic players.