The Note: Pillow Fight


ABC's Jake Tapper has details of the 12 minutes of darkness that descended on an Alabama CBS affiliate -- coinciding quite neatly (for the Bush Pioneer station owners) with the "60 Minutes" segment alleging a Karl Rove plot against former governor Don Siegelman, D-Ala.

Need some pointers on how to become a political insider without really trying (or, at least, how to sound like one at a cocktail party or an online forum)? Wall Street Journal columnist Lee Gomes has your bookmarks ready.

The kicker:

"Whatever." -- Hillary Clinton, after stumbling through attempts to pronounce Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's last name.

"Having seen Senator Clinton try and fail, I think he didn't want to try." -- Obama strategist David Axelrod, explaining to the Washington Times why his candidate didn't venture an attempt at pronouncing "Medvedev."

"Maybe later in the week, or next week, if this continues." -- Gov. Eliot Spitzer, D-N.Y., perhaps less than fully helpful to the Clinton campaign in saying when he plans to hit the trail on her behalf.

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