Nigh Crimes and Misdimeanors: While President Obama went to Canada today to get started on the "clean up America's image abroad" part of his to-do list. His bigger problem... And our fifth story...Cleaning up America's image... in America.The President tonight with a new set of provocative quotes from his own party's Speaker of the House about prosecuting the worst abuses, and abusers, of the Bush Administration.
G.O.Posturing: Just a coincidence. Four, possibly five, Republican governors... Each with dreams of being on the Presidential ticket in 2012...Are talking about not accepting money for projects in their state... from the Stimulus Plan. Just a coincidence. Our fourth story on the Countdown: putting their national partisan future desires, ahead of their constituents' bi-partisan immediate needs...To say nothing of the reality gap: state law-makers could over-rule them, and take the money anyway. Former Governor, Former D-N-C Chair Howard Dean will join us with reaction in a moment.
ODDBALL: Horse chase of the week and a Hannity spoiler.
Caricature Assault: The protests outside the New York Post were one thing. The protest inside the newspaper is quite another. Our third story on the Countdown: an associate editor of Rupert Murdoch's traditionally Criticize-And-You're-Fired tabloid has e-mailed her colleagues, agreeing with their disgust that the paper published a racially-charged cartoon depicting the "writer of the Stimulus" as the crazed chimpanzee shot and killed Monday by Connecticut police. The e-mail, and thus the evidently large internal dissension, became public.
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD: Sarah Palin, the Manatee and el-Rushbo vie for tonight's top honors.
Sole of a Nation: This morning, President Obama embarked on the first international trip of his presidency...to Canada... where he was greeted like a rock star, eh. The difference from the last American presidential overseas trip, could not have been greater. That the one -- of course -- in which then President Bush was greeted with shoes, of the airborne variety. Our number one story tonight...the Iraqi journalist who hurled those shoes at George W. Bush, in court.