Monday, May 21, 2007

The Daily Digest

More evidence of McCain's Obey-esque temper.

Jonathan Martin pinpoints what's wrong with the GOP's seven dwarfs: Huckabee; Brownback; Hunter; Gilmore; Thompson; Tancredo and Paul.

All politicians airbrush their resumes, but Hillary's airbrush is particularly amusing. In 2005, she returned a $5,000 campaign donation from Wal-Mart, citing "serious differences" with its practices. Yet she remained "largely silent," according to former directors and executives, when she sat on the company's board, from 1986 to 1992.

A few months ago I bet a colleague that Al Gore will not run for president. In short, the reputational risks and overwhelming stress of a campaign far outweigh uprooting his comfortable, lucrative and joyous post-political life. Although old Time hand Eric Pooley pines for a Gore resurgence, his cover story this week bears me out.

Dave Weigel tries to calm down Michelle Malkin, who is forced to retract a claim that Ron Paul "allied himself" with groups who believe that 9/11 was an inside job.