The Note: Pending: Six Days of November Surprises

Elizabeth Edwards called Sen. Clinton Friday to apologize for being quoted in Ladies' Home Journal as saying of the former first lady, "I think my choices have made me happier. I think I'm more joyful than she is."

There is still no resolution in the dispute between Edwards and the LHJ over the accuracy of the transcript.

The New York Post's Maggie Haberman writes up the "Elizabeth Edwards question" response in which Hillary Clinton claimed to "love" her life. Haberman also reports that Bill Clinton was at WABC-TV studios watching his wife's debate before they headed off to church together in Brooklyn and before she hosted a fundraiser for Ned Lamont (D-CT). LINK

In Sunday's Washington Post, Zachary Goldfarb described the recent Edwards-Clinton developments as "faint foreshadowing of the intraparty battle that could arise when Democrats choose their presidential nominee in two years." LINK

"Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton mixed presidential gravitas and familiar talking points in the second and final debate of her re-election race yesterday, assertively challenging Bush administration policy on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea while carefully defending her own record on abortion rights," writes Pat Healy of the New York Times. LINK

"As in the first debate on Friday against her Republican challenger, John Spencer, a former mayor of Yonkers, Mrs. Clinton's poise bordered on the monochromatic: She offered no new big ideas about the future of New York, she appeared engaged and mostly unflappable, and she used language that fell somewhere between safe and scripted."

Politics of Iraq:

Michael McAuliff of the New York Daily News wraps the Sunday talk show chatter which had some Republican Senators sounding somewhat less than enthusiastic about the current state of affairs in Iraq. LINK

GOP agenda:

Since Speaker Hastert is not likely to continue as minority leader if Republicans lose control of the House, the Indy Star reported over the weekend that Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) could fill that position while Noting that he "may be tempted to decline offers to move up in anticipation of better political weather." LINK

Democratic agenda:

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman offers some unsolicited advice to the Democrats who may be in charge of the House in January, urging them not to take their new posts quietly. LINK

Of course, there is this one key phrase in Krugman's column which explains why his advice may be shunned -- "Political considerations aside. . . "

Eric Pfeiffer of the Washington Times on how liberals leaders like would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) ) might shift the Congress' legislative agenda should they gain control of the House. LINK

USA Today's Heather MacDonald reports on Democrats "trying to show that they, too, have God in their hearts and in their caucus rooms." LINK

2008: Republicans:

Following up on its reporting from last week, on Sunday the Boston Globe printed emails from a Romney adviser about tapping the Mormon Church community as a potential reservoir of support for a Romney presidential campaign. LINK and LINK

The question remains: where is the Globe getting this stuff?

The Boston Herald's Kimberly Atkins sees Gov. Romney's jet setting schedule as taking him away from Boston quite often, maybe even too often. The Massachusetts Governor will be in California today. LINK The paper tallies up all his trips since mid-September: LINK

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