The Note

TODAY SCHEDULE AS OF 9:00 am (all times ET):

— 7:30 am: Sen. Lieberman and his wife Hadassah share a "Cup of Joe" at Logo Loc, Manchester, N.H. — 8:00 am: Gov. Howard Dean attends a town hall meeting about jobs at the Londonderry Lions Club Hall, Londonderry, N.H. — 8:30 am: Sen. Lieberman and his wife stop at Bagel Works, Concord, N.H. — 8:45 am: Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference, Arlington, Va. — 9:00 am: Sen. John Kerry greets voters at Mary Anne's Diner, Derry, N.H. — 9:00 am: Rep. Dennis Kucinich gives a presentation at Heritage Heights, Concord, N.H. — 9:30 am: Gen. Wesley Clark attends a "Conversations with Clark" event at Rivier College, Nashua, N.H. — 9:30 am: Sen. Lieberman hosts a town hall meeting at Jefferson Pilot Securities, Concord, N.H. — 9:45 am: Off-camera press gaggle by White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan — 10:30 am: President Bush speaks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Hilton, Washington, D.C. — 10:30 am: Sen. Kerry tours and speaks to workers at PolyVac, Manchester, N.H. — 10:30 am: Sen. John Edwards visits Page Belting, Concord, N.H. — 11:30 am: Gov. Dean attends a town hall meeting at Martha's Exchange, Nashua, N.H. — 12:00 pm: Sen. Kerry attends a town hall with veterans at the Jewish Federation of Greater Manchester, Manchester, N.H. — 12:00 pm: Sen. Lieberman and his wife Hadassah greets local residents at Cafe Brioche, Portsmouth, N.H. — 12:15 pm: On-camera briefing by Press Secretary McClellan — 1:00 pm: Politics Live on and AOL — 2:30 pm: President Bush participates in a photo opportunity with the 2003 World Series Champion Florida Marlins, The White House — 2:30 pm: Republican National Chairman Chairman Ed Gillespie addresses the CPAC conference, Arlington, Va. — 2:30 pm: Sen. Lieberman participates in the National Health Policy Forum, Manchester, N.H. — 2:30 pm: Sen. Edwards addresses the Voter Education Project at Margarette H. Miller Cosmetology Center, Columbia, S.C. — 3:00 pm: Gen. Clark attends a national health policy forum at the Palace Theater, Manchester, N.H. — 3:00 pm: Rep. Kucinich attends a forum about health care at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, N.H. — 4:15 pm: Sen. Kerry skates at the Newport Town Green, Newport, N.H. — 4:30 pm: Rep. Kucinich attends a "Primary Palooza" concert at Keene State College, Keene, N.H. — 6:15 pm: Gen. Clark attends a House Party, Windham, N.H. — 6:30 pm Gov. Dean attends a town hall meeting at Keene Middle School, Keene, N.H. — 6:30 pm: Sen. Kerry attends a chili feed with Gov. Jeanne Shaheen at Disnard Elementary School, Claremont, N.H. — 7:30 pm: Gen. Clark attends a rally at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, N.H.


The Note -- normally a relentless scold when it comes to the political press' poll-driven-we-can't-wait-for-the-voting-before-passing-judgment mentality -- is filled to bursting with pride for our profession today.

Given the Gang of 500's IV drip (read: "flood") of daily tracking polls, we hereby salute our colleagues for (so far) resisting doing the following stories:

-- the stylistic melding of Teresa Heinz and Elizabeth Edwards: Can Chris Black save this marriage?

-- the potential conflicts of interest posed by Dewey Square clients and Pentagon contracts

-- Jill Alper: the new It Girl?

-- how stormy will Richard Holbrooke's confirmation hearings be?

-- Marylouise, when was the last time you saw your hubby?

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