Giuliani continues to take hits from all sides. Yesterday it was firefighters and families of 9/11 victims protesting outside two of his four birthday fund-raisers in New York, and they "did their best to disrupt the festivities by raising questions about Giuliani's decision-making," the Daily News' David Saltonstall reports. The latest sign of the new Rudy: "There isn't any part of me at all that resents it," Giuliani told reporters in Queens.
It looks like Clinton and Obama are about to hear a lot more about their votes against war funding. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., told a Des Moines Register editorial board that his Senate colleagues used to believe -- like he still does -- that it would be wrong to cut off funding for troops while they're deployed in a war zone, but that the other presidential candidates "changed their mind . . . to make a point." Smells like a debate line in the making -- and Biden only has to wait until Sunday to deliver it.
As for those Democrats who voted for war funding, they've got the netroots to deal with, as a sampling of liberal blogs makes clear. Writes Jonathan Kaplan in The Hill, "liberal online activists have ripped party leaders and threatened to halt contributions to Democratic lawmakers."
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? Robert Zoellick isn't running into Wolfowitz-level opposition at the World Bank (though, in fairness, he won't be formally named until today). But The Washington Post's Peter S. Goodman sees trouble ahead for Zoellick: "the insider credentials that make Zoellick favored in the Bush White House, where loyalty carries enormous weight, could work against him at the bank as they did with his predecessor."
"What did he doodle? He doodled what his perception was of the people who ran the show in Washington," Wayne Berzon of Northbrook, Ill., on the Obama doodle he bought on eBay. He paid $2,075.
"In 10 years, we will have a real people's president: President Lindsay Lohan," Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., showing some pop-culture street cred.