1. Jay Leno does the Veep thing: ““Well, it was leaked … John McCain could be leaning towards [Minnesota governor] Tim Pawlenty. I know what you’re thinking – THE Tim Pawlenty? [Laughter] Apparently, McCain wants to lower his profile even more. [Laughter] I’m not even sure who Pawlenty was. And so I Googled him and it said, ‘Who?’ [Laughter, rim shot] … Pawlenty, doesn’t it sound like a dish at the Olive Garden?” From Mike Allen’s Playbook, which is required morning BlackBerry reading. (If only the oppo shops were so succinct.)
2. “And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness. . .And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed to end in disaster, the Child’s very presence suddenly brought forth a great victory for the forces of the light.” From the Times (of London). Read the rest here.
The spilled stuff is applesauce, and I think it has legs. (The tech doing the mic check before McCain’s presser in Columbus last night spelled it out. “A-P-P-L-E-S-A-U-C-E.” There was laughter in the pool.)
4. Also watch this, even though I can’t figure out a decent excuse to post it in Swampland.