In a very funny scene in Nick Hornby's new novel, Juliet, Naked, Annie makes a list of novels for a man she's met online. The two have been e-mailing about music, art, and books, having conversations that are part showing off, part giddy excitement over finding someone who feels the same way you do about art and culture.
Joe (YOU LIE!!!!) Wilson may be getting all of the attention in Washington today, but who will ever forget that death glare that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot Wilson moments after he unleashed his id on President Obama?
It could go down as Barack Obama's first presidential triumph. After a fierce negotiation with his handlers, Obama announced that he'd be able to keep his beloved BlackBerry—making him the nation's first e-mailing president. "I won the fight," he crowed to reporters.
A round-up of this morning's must-read stories.MCCAIN IN A BEAR MARKET (George Will, Washington Post) In the closing days of his 10-year quest for the presidency, McCain finds it galling that Barack Obama is winning the first serious campaign he has ever run against a Republican.
A round-up of this morning's must-read stories.ECONOMIC UNRESTS SHIFTS ELECTORAL BATTLEGROUNDS(Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny, New York Times)The turmoil on Wall Street and the weakening economy are changing the contours of the presidential campaign map, giving new force to Senator Barack Obama's ambitious strategy to make incursions into Republican territory, while leading Senator John McCain to scale back his efforts to capture Democratic states.
Nothing like hearing from an old friend to brighten your day. Last night at 7:42 p.m., an email arrived in my inbox from a fellow who hadn't bothered to call, write or visit in, oh, three-and-a-half months: former senator, vice-presidential nominee and 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards. (I join each candidate's mailing list on my personal account to keep tabs on what they're sending supporters.) The title--"Help Me in North Carolina"--piqued my interest.