The following piece was produced through the Huffington Post's OffTheBus. Edited by Richard Riehl and Denise Wheeler who, despite living amongst the fires in Southern California, managed to pull this together last night. Reported by Kirsten Anderson, River Curtis-Stanley, Jodi Lampert, Julie Pierce, and Debbi Plummer.
Kucinich sights more than votes: The Dennis is getting help from the heavens, according to Shirley MacLaine in her new book, "Sage-Ing While Age-Ing." Kucinich "had a close sighting over my home in Graham, Washington, when I lived there," the actress wrote. He saw a "gigantic triangular craft observing him" and "felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind." They really need to cut back on the alcohol at those fundraisers.
Freddy finally gets it...maybe: Fred Thompson just may have a plan after all, at least for immigration, which he rolled out yesterday. "They set up a false choice," Fred said. "Either we get giant busloads of people tomorrow, and round them all up, or we have to grant amnesty. Attrition by enforcement is what makes the most sense." Sounds like a line from an old western movie: "Let's have a trial first, boys; then we'll hang 'em."
Awwww...: Just when we were about to forget John Edwards in the wake of the Hillary and Obama smackdown, he goes out and gets...puppies! Damn it, John, we hope you're not trying to buy votes with cute! (because, uh, it just might work).
Who ♥s Huckabee?: The Hucksters, aglow with success in the debates and Chuck Norris's endorsement, have put together a video celebration of the Huck, featuring Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and just folks like you and us, to the musical accompaniment of that '70s hit, "Hooked on a Feeling!" Because who ain't hooked on a Mike Huckabee kind of feeling?
The Huckster flunks history: The Baptist minister candidate knows a thing or two about theology but apparently missed out on his history lessons. At Sunday's debate Rev. Huck said the signers of the Declaration of Independence were "brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen." Sorry, Huck. Only one of the 56 signers, John Witherspoon, was an active clergyman. Maybe you shouldn't hang up your collar just yet...
Say it ain't so, Rudy!: Rudy Giuliani has announced his support for the Red Sox in the World Series, after telling stories about defending his Yankee loyalty while growing up in Brooklyn among Dodger fans and ridiculing Hillary for supporting both the Yanks and the Cubs. Is his support for the Yankees' mortal enemies just another suck up to New England voters? That would be the worst campaign outrage since Ron Paul's repeated bashings by the mainstream media.
Tancredo's latest immigration round-up (literally): Showing how tough he is on illegal immigration (thanks for the tip, Christian Avard), Tom Tancredo asked federal officials to detain the "several illegal aliens" he expected to show up at a briefing yesterday on the DREAM ACT. The whistle-blowing candidate explained, "Just because these illegal aliens are being used for political gain doesn't mean they get immunity from the law." Sens. Durbin and Hagel were scheduled to attend the event, too. Let's hope they're carrying their ID's.
The Fizzle Effect: The Thompson campaign's one-time NH state chairman has jumped ship to become vice chairman of the McCain New Hampshire operation. "I don't want to be part of a campaign that's going to say 'Let's write off New Hampshire,.'" Hughes said. "To me, that's sacrilege." Might be time to start popping that popcorn. This is getting good.