10/08/2007 03:52 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Columbus Day 2007 News Update

President Bush vetoes SCHIP legislation. No Child Left Insured.

New book on Supreme Court quotes Sandra Day O'Connor as describing Bush as "arrogant, lawless, incompetent and extreme." Too bad she retired.

Justice Clarence Thomas writes autobiography. Cover does not depict Coke can and pubic hair.

Conservative news site offers new Ann Coulter book for free. Still way over-priced.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said to be considering becoming candidate for Prime Minister to retain power. What about running his wife for President? (Hey, I'm thinking Argentina here).

O.J. Simpson book, "If I Did It," his hypothetical confession to murder of wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman, reaches #2 on NY Times Nonfiction Best Seller list. Who was it said, "You'll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people?" What next, the movie--with OJ playing himself?

Rush Limbaugh says he's clean and sober. So he can't blame his latest wackiness on drugs. By the way, Rush, tell us again how you managed to avoid becoming a soldier during Vietnam.

Judge refuses to allow Idaho Sen. Larry Craig to withdraw guilty plea in bathroom sex case. Does not rule on "I'm not gay" avowal.

Craig says he'll remain in Senate until term is up. Will no doubt take "wide stance" on issues.

Rudy Giuliani skips debate on minority issues to fund raise with Bo Derek. Tough choice.

Fred Thompson lumbers into second place behind Giuliani in race for GOP presidential nomination. Ronald Reagan on qualudes.

John Edwards criticizes Hillary Clinton for adviser's supposed ties to Blackwater. Didn't we waste enough time and energy on Whitewater without now doing Blackwater?

Newt Gingrich declines to enter GOP presidential race. One thrice-married candidate obviously enough.

Media frenzy over candidates' fund-raising totals. Anybody remember when presidential campaigns didn't last two years?

Bill O'Reilly describes White House press corps as "insidious and invasive" and says it should be "wiped out." Next thing you know, he'll be writing Bush's speeches.

Woman wins $11.6 in sexual harassment suit against Madison Square Garden and New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas. That's pretty expensive grab-ass.