Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:
George Allen explores his Jewish roots, after flippantly dismissing them in 2006.. Dance critic Sarah Kaufman examines the combative body language of the presidential debate. And a guilty plea in that bizarre Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador theoretically, anyway, by blowing up VIP-magnet Café Milano.
“Dad says, first you go into business and you make a lot of money, you give the church half of it, and then you go into public service. And then you become president of the United States.”
— Mitt Romney to a pal in the ’80s, according to Jason Horowitz’s story about the candidate’s first halting steps into politics. (Truly, he wasn’t as eager as it sounds: When Ann nagged him in 1993 to quit complaining about Ted Kennedy and just run against him already, Mitt pulled the covers up over his head and said, “No! No! I don’t want to do it.”)
Looking for Thursday’s Reliable Source? Start here: Political photo ops: From Reagan to Paul Ryan, the game every candidate plays