The Note: Exit Strategies

Bradley Whitford tells The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "McCain was just sort of going off on how much he disliked Bush and the horrible things that the Bush campaign had done to his family in South Carolina, and his exasperation with Bush about his ridiculous tax cuts and he really wanted to talk to him about it, but he said the guy doesn't have the concentration, and you talk for 10 minutes and then the guy wants to talk about baseball." When asked whether he voted for Bush, Whitford recalled, "He put his finger in front of his mouth and mouthed, 'No way.' "

Richard Schiff, Whitford's former "West Wing" co-star: "My recollection, and I have to qualify this, because I'm not 100 percent sure he used this word, but my recollection is that McCain said that Bush was dangerous and he didn't trust him. Then this person said, 'Why did you support him?' And McCain said, 'It was my obligation as a Republican to support the Republican candidate.' And the person said, 'Did you vote for him?' And McCain said, 'No.' "

McCain toasted his Democratic rivals (yes, plural) at the Time 100 gala Thursday night: "Sen. Obama is a man of unusual eloquence who has performed the great service of summoning to the political arena Americans who once thought that it was of little benefit to them. Sen. Clinton has demonstrated great tenacity and courage. I count myself among their many admirers."

Saturday is Jenna Bush's wedding, down on the ranch. If you staked out your camera position approximately seven years ago, you'll get the money shot.

Per ABC's Claire Shipman, the wedding will be in the evening to avoid the heat, and it won't be black tie. "It will be small-ish for a president's daughter," Shipman reported on "GMA."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. (and for our purposes, an uncommitted superdelegate), joins George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.

Add-on delegate alert: state Democratic conventions are being held this weekend in Utah, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, Kansas, and California -- that's 12 new superdelegates to add to the mix.

Perfect for the undecided super: Do the general-election match-ups yourself, with's new Electoral College calculator.

Obama resumes his campaign in Oregon, and Clinton will be in Oregon and Kentucky. Get the full political schedule in The Note's "Sneak Peek."

Also making news:

No endorsement yet, but the Center for American Progress and ACORN will announce Friday that former senator John Edwards, D-N.C., has agreed to head a public campaign on behalf of several progressive organizations to cut the nation's poverty rate, ABC's Teddy Davis reports. He joins his wife, Elizabeth, at CAP.

McCain wins the prize for best ad of the general election so far -- him and his mom, in a whimsical Mother's Day spot where they both have their "bearings." "He's not perfect. Did I say that?" 96-year-old Roberta McCain says in the ad.

The RNC is pretty sure who McCain is running against. New from the party:, a site that "provides Americans with an opportunity to submit text or video questions for Barack Obama regarding the issues he has failed to address or refused to answer."

The DNC has some fun with McCain's ferry ride on the East River: "Turns out, McCain's tour will pass a series of landmarks he opposed funding for or even voted voted against," per the party.

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