Clinton Double-Booked on Tour
He signed off as "Your younger friend."
So it depends on your definition of "supporter."
McCain Takes His Turn
Who was that suspicious-looking guy trying to get on the 12:30 p.m. shuttle Monday from New York to Washington? Security guards apparently didn't know or care as they pulled Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) out of line to give him the in-depth wand, belt-buckle and shoe treatment.
A smiling McCain waved to other passengers who recognized him. He said that this has happened to him before and that there shouldn't be any exceptions to security procedures. (They let him on the flight.)
Program Could Become History
Former history teacher and now House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was back in his district on Monday talking at a local school about the importance of teaching American history and handing over a $722,943 check for a program to train history teachers.
Might not be able to do that next year. A House subcommittee voted to kill the $119 million program last week.
Another Drawn-Out Election?
The Department of Homeland Security is thinking of delaying the election in case of a terrorist incident. But Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) thinks he has a better option: "Why don't we start the election on November 2, but then hold it open until the Republicans get all the electoral votes they need?" That's "worked well in the House."
Emanuel notes Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States are thinking about delaying elections. Hmm. All three pretty much run by the Bush administration.
CIA Spokesman Moves On
Novelist Bill Harlow, who has been working days as CIA spokesman for the past seven years, is calling it quits at the end of this month as the second-longest-serving director of public affairs. He is, as they say, keeping his options open after a break to recharge. He may help former boss George J. Tenet in whatever he is going to do, which may mean helping Tenet write a book. Or he may do some writing on his own.
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