Rudy Giuliani Rude On Gay Marriage; Condi Rice Grilled By 4th Grader

  • Rudy Giuliani, still angling for higher office, skipped the wedding of a gay couple (with whom he lived mid-divorce). His secretary broke the bad news to them just two days prior. [NY Post]
  • The resignation of Supreme Court Justice David Souter has spawned resignation among some Republicans that President Obama will (spoiler alert!) appoint a nominee that doesn't think Roe v. Wade should be overturned. [UPI]
  • Not that it will stop the anti-abortion activists who are holding up the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to the Department of Justice and hampered the confirmation processes of Solicitor General Elana Kagan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. But since they apparently only go after pro-choice women, as long as Obama appoints a man, he should be fine. [LA Times]
  • Obama, unsurprisingly, already has a list of potential nominees. [Washington Post]
  • GOP leaders have decided the best way to redeem the Party of No is by listening to Democrats...just not the ones in Congress or the White House. [Politico]
  • Mitt Romney, pissed that he didn't make Time's list of the world's most influential people, said that Sarah Palin (a popular failed Vice Presidential candidate and current governor who people pay to hear speak) only made it because she's pretty. [Politico]
  • Back in the state that she governs, Palin is backing a ballot initiative to require teens receive parental consent to have an abortion. [Anchorage Daily News]
  • Arlen Specter isn't going to be a loyal Democrat, but he'd like to be the candidate of loyal Democrats in 2010. [Politico]
  • Someone finally removed their head from their ass over at the Department of Justice and is investigating whether it was legal for John Edwards to pay his mistress to make videos of him. [Associated Press]
  • The White House can't decide whether it wants to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell or not. [ThinkProgress]
  • Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp died and Obama said nice things. [Politico]
  • Yet another grade schooler is doing a better job than half the press corps, and used his face time with Condoleezza Rice to grill her about torture. [Washington Post]