Daily Jumble: Excuses-Free Edition

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News of the day that’s caught my eye. Please update and expand with your own catches in the comments.

• GOP candidates violating Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment left and right. Mostly right. [NYT]
• Al-Qaeada in Iraq: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Maybe. “‘It only takes three people’ to construct and detonate a suicide car bomb that can ‘kill thousands.’” [WP]
• Fred Thompson, MIA, SOL? Union-Leader suggests “Thompson speak to McCain, ‘who knows a thing or two about winning New Hampshire primaries. You can’t do it if you don’t show up.’” [AP]
• Craig to Lauer: “I didn’t want to embarrass my wife, my kids, Idaho and my friends.” That’s the whole point of the sex being anonymous, no? [TVNewser]
• Hillary’s sneak attack on Iran…resolutions: “[L]ast week…Webb got his first and only cosponsor: the Democratic presidential front runner, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who was evidently in too much of a hurry to give Webb the customary senatorial heads-up.” [Brand X]
• Even the conservative Wall Street Journal: “[T]he Internet mob leapt to some dubious conclusions and claimed the Frost kids shouldn’t have been on Schip in the first place.” [WSJ]
• NY Post columnists examine the political views of celebrities, finds them hypocritical: “West meets all the requisites of a thug-rapper…Yet, he considers President Bush selfish.” Gerard Cosloy looks forward to the series next installment, about James Gandolfini’s endorsement of John McCain: “I’m not entirely familiar with Gandolfini’s best known work — I understand it was shown on an obscure premium cable channel — but I’ve heard the odd rumor or two said program might’ve glorified violence, materialism, openly disparaged women and portrayed Italian-Americans in a mostly unfavorable light.” [Can't Stop the Bleeding]