S-Chip of Fools: Are "wins" really that vital to this White House? Are they so few and far between, that a President who threw away the greatest personal support ever afforded a Chief Executive, and threw away a re-election, is so marginalized that he would have a spokesperson characterize denying roughly four million children health care insurance as "we won this round on S-Chip"? Yes. George W. Bush is that bankrupt.
Eavesdroppings: The Senate Intelligence Committee is ready to roll over on immunizing the telecom giants for illegal spying that they and the President insist was legal. Senate Judiciary Chairman Leahy has a different thought about that.
ODDBALL: A model literally slips through the crack in the floor, and pigs are recruited to the circus.
Out of '08: Considering the ferocity with which the states are pushing up their presidential primaries, if you ran for the nomination and didn't make it to even the first of them, it didn't go well. Tonight in the countdown to 2008, another Republican calling it quits. Kansas Senator Sam Brownback expected to end his race tomorrow.
Dead or Alive? The reaction to David Chase's mystifying series finale of "The Sopranos" is akin to the seven stages of grief. First shock, or disbelief. Then denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression. And finally, acceptance and hope. Now Mr. Chase's official interview on the series-ender is sure to start the process all over again.
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD: Sean Hannity versus the Attorney General Designate Michael Mukasey versus probably the dumbest sitting Congressman.
Iggy Stop: "It's gotten out of hand", she said. Ellen DeGeneres says she is shutting down the scandal that has gripped the nation - well, a very small percentage of the nation - for four days. It's just a coincidence, apparently, that her decision to do this happens on the same day that a tape pops up out of nowhere, of a publicist for Ms. DeGeneres, threatening the "Mutts and Moms" agency over the future of Iggy the Dog.