The Note: Super-Scare

Ron Paul's online army can still get things done. "His fans also catapulted Paul's latest manifesto, released today and titled appropriately, 'The Revolution: A Manifesto,' to number one on the Amazon bestseller list," ABC's Z. Byron Wolf reports.

"The next nearest candidate is Sen. Barack Obama, whose 'Audacity of Hope' is at #113 on the Amazon list and whose 'Dreams of My Father' is at #278. Things don't look as good in the cold hard online reality of Amazon for Sens. John McCain and Hillary Clinton.  McCain's 'Faith of My Fathers' is way down at #4,758 this hour and Clinton's 'Living History' is at 21,380, although those two books are years old."

The revolution lives: "Quietly, beneath the political radar of the Republican Party establishment and mainstream media, they're laboring at the local level," Andrew Malcolm reports for the Los Angeles Times.

"Last month Paul forces read the party rule book in Missouri and elected about a third of the delegates to the state convention that will pick the delegates to the national convention. Last weekend in Nevada they drove through a rules change in the state party convention that halted the approval of pre-approved slates of convention delegates as a means to eventually substitute their own supporters to travel to St. Paul and boost Paul's delegate totals for platform and other struggles this fall."

ABC's Teddy Davis was on hand for the Washington premier of "Recount," the new HBO movie about, well, The Recount. "Power brokers who attended the dinner and screening on the tented tennis court of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and wife Sally Quinn -- among them John Kerry, Tom Brokaw and Pat Buchanan -- appeared to enjoy the film, which premieres May 25 on HBO," Davis writes. "But tensions over the disputed outcome of the 2000 election were not far below the surface."

The kicker:

"They won the movie, we won the election. Don't get them confused." -- GOP lawyer Ben Ginsberg, after the "Recount" screening. (Asked later how he thinks President Bush performed as president, he demurred: "I'm only responsible for getting him elected," Ginsberg said.)

"I was trying to get something to eat and I thought, 'You know, this guy's kind of weird.' " -- Cindy McCain, on her husband's attempts to pick her up at a party, on Leno Wednesday night.

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