Bob Novak has 80 percent perfect pitch in sizing up the race for DNC chair, with trepidation about Howard Dean and no savior in sight. LINK
Note well the Bill Richardson section.
Former Texas Democratic Party chair Molly Beth Malcolm is mulling over running for the DNC's chief post after the petition drive to nominate her.
Meanwhile, in the Granite State, Dem Party chair Kathy Sullivan is running again. LINK
The latest poll numbers aren't looking grand for Mayor Bloomberg -- he'd lose to Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer 51 percent to 39 percent if the race were tomorrow, according to a new Marist poll. LINK
George Will profiles Mitt Romney, Republican governor "of the bluest state." Will Notes there could be very reason to get to know him. "Until recently, he has not been raising money at a clip that indicates a firm commitment to seek reelection in 2006. He says he anticipates running again, but if he wants to be in the 2008 presidential mix, he might benefit from a Washington job with national security dimensions." LINK
Yesterday we got a little happy with the consonants again and spelled the Boston Globe's Scot Lehigh's name with an extra t. We regret the error.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she does not expect Chief Justice Rehnquist to lead Christmas carol singing at the annual Christmas party, as is tradition. LINK
Pauline LaFon Gore passed away Wednesday at age 92. The AP's Teresa M. Walker reports as a young woman Mrs. Gore "worked her way through Vanderbilt University Law School as a waitress, meeting her future husband at the coffee shop where she worked. In 1936, Mrs. Gore was one of the law school's first female graduates." LINK
Our condolences to former Vice President Gore and his family.