Welcome To The Attacked-Club, Michelle, Let Him Give You A Hug
  • If it wasn't enough to attack Barack Obama for what few ties he has to Bill Ayers, the McCain campaign is attempting to tie Michelle Obama to Bernardine Dohrn, Ayers' wife. Dohrn worked at Sidley Austin (a firm of 500 lawyer plus hordes of legal staff) at Sidley Austin in 1984, three years before Michelle did, so they were obvs BFF and conspired about... well, stuff. You know "those ones." [Talking Points Memo]
  • McCain has decided to ask his supporters to try being "respectful" at rallies, despite his staff saying it's all Obama's fault that they aren't. [Politico, MSNBC]
  • The former Republican governor of Michigan, William Milliken, respectfully thinks that McCain isn't the same guy he endorsed in the primaries. [Huffington Post]
  • Republican Congressman Ray LaHood respectfully thinks that Sarah Palin's race-baiting "doesn't befit the office that she's running for." [Huffington Post]
  • The Troopergate report will probably come out eventually. Just not in time for me to write about it tonight, so it must be juicy. [Washington Post]
  • Rensselaer County, New York, "mistakenly" printed Barack Obama's name as "Barack Osama" on absentee ballots. I mistakenly typed this entire entry with my middle finger pointed in their direction and still managed not to confuse the letters B or S, let alone BS. [Times Union]
  • Vladimir Putin got a tiger for his birthday, because he is completely insane. He's donating it to a zoo because, sadly, he's not the kind of crazy that would endanger his own life. Other people's? You betcha. [Huffington Post]
  • And, although everyone told me he was a philanderer when I had a crush on him, the the former head of French police intelligence's diaries confirmed that Nicolas Sarkozy was banging his friend's wife back in the day. Le sigh. I always fall for the wrong guy. [The Times]