A Temporary Cease Fire

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I woke up this morning and did a double take at my blackberry: only 20 new messages today? And then I remembered, it’s 911 and the Alex Conants and Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza’s of the world are taking the day off – at least publicly. No political tv commercials, no spam about what the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s editorial board is saying about Obama or the headlines that greeted McCain in New York this morning. What are we going to do all day? Perhaps a day of peace – a little time out, as Michael Duffy notes – is what every one needs. Obama and McCain are even making two joint appearances: one at Ground Zero and another with my boss for a forum on Public Service. Enjoy the calm. Given the last week, this cease-fire is likely to last about as long as lipstick would on a pig.

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