* oldschool in the comments re lieberman/lamont:
"it sure looks like the DSCC wants more than to elect Democrats to the Senate. They want *certain* people elected - other people not so much. Maybe they can't count on Lamont to 'play the game' the *right* way? (and just why the fuck are they playing those games anyway). I want to know just what it is about being elected to Congress that is evidently just so unbelievably sweet that people will do anything to keep the gig."* oldschool also proposes a platform if any aspiring politician wants to borrow it:
"For now, I couldn't care less about the Democratic party. The first man, woman, or mixture thereof who stands up and says 'the country's fucked, heading for infinitely worse fucked-up'edness, and I'm gonna work to change that' - gets my vote. If it's a democrat - fine. Republican - okey-doke. I'm just hanging around here waitin' for a bandwagon to jump on. Just so the driver's got some balls, at least figuratively."
"Al-Qaida leaders sold out Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to the United States in exchange for a promise to let up in the search for Osama bin Laden, the slain militant's wife claimed in an interview with an Italian newspaper."it's actually his 'first wife' (which i presume to mean that they were divorced), and it's not entirely obvious that there's anything other than pure speculation on her behalf.
don has more - including the odd fact that at the end of the story the AP buries this little bit of trivia at the end:
"On Monday, an Iraqi legislator said authorities found telephone numbers of senior officials in al-Zarqawi's cell phone after his death. Waiel Abdul-Latif, a member of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's party, did not give names of the officials. But he said they included ministry employees and members of parliament."(don: "Ok, so he didn't get the memo where the US is tracking terrorists by cell phones..." )
I wonder how the BUT THEY HAD ELECTIONS crowd will deal with that news.