John Edwards Still Lying; Beau Biden Trailing

  • Rielle Hunter's friends don't recall the videographer's affair with John Edwards ending in December 2006. One says, "I'm not sure what men tell their wives about their mistresses represents the most accurate portrayal." [Huffington Post]
  • Newly minted Democrat Arlen Specter forgot that he isn't a Republican any more and told a reporter that he was backing Norm Coleman's bid to prevent a filibuster-proof majority all the way to the Supreme Court. [NY Times]
  • Then he took it back. [Talking Points Memo]
  • Then the Democrats stripped him of all his seniority because, for whatever reason, they don't trust him, his motivations or his willingness to vote their way! [Washington Post]
  • Someone else the Administration doesn't trust: Mayor of Kabul Afghan President Hamid Karzai. With that pro-rape law and drug-dealing relatives, that's no big surprise. [Washington Post]
  • The United Kingdom doesn't trust right-wing nutbag Michael Savage not to incite ethnic, religious and other violence so it won't let him visit; he's now suing British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to prove he's not a psycho. [Reuters]
  • In other psycho news, Michele Bachmann charged Barack Obama with enslaving the nation's youth. [ThinkProgress]
  • Mitt Romney, who recently cracked a sexist joke about how Time's list of influential people was really only a beauty contest, was actually one of People's "Most Beautiful People" once upon a time. [Huffington Post]
  • Some Mormon had Barack Obama's mother posthumously baptized against the will of her family in the middle of the campaign. [AmericaBlog]
  • The Mormons are investigating, which means they're hoping the issue will die down aso they can go back to funding efforts to keep same sex couples from getting married. [Politico]
  • Some Bush lawyers might get disbarred for twisting the law in an attempt to make torture legal, but they probably won't get prosecuted. [NY Times]
  • The Obama Administration won't announce its replacement for Justice Souter this week. [Huffington Post]
  • Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has agreed to be the GOP's token, rather than its real leader, and will give up the sole actual power the RNC Chair actually has (meaning: the purse strings). [Washington Times]
  • Uh-oh: Joe Biden just found out why it's a crappy idea to appoint a caretaker Senator so that your son can run for your seat in two years: Beau Biden, despite his tour in Iraq, is trailing Republican Congressman Mike Castle in the polls by 21 points. [Politico]