The Note: McCain 3.0

(Is a designer breed right for the guy at the country club with the pretty date? Would Obama discriminate against mutts?)

Actor Dennis Haysbert says his portrayal of President David Palmer may have helped pave the way for Obama's candidacy. (Which surely means Obama has a promising career hawking insurance if this White House thing doesn't work out.)

 

The Kicker:

"If I start that . . . plus Mom might not be happy when she comes home. She'll be like, 'what is the dirt on your hand?' " -- Barack Obama, in the full exchange that was wrongly portrayed as a fist-bump snub, but was actually the candidate declining to autograph a young boy's hand.

"I don't know what he was telling him but I thought, good grief, everybody around here has got guns and we were there on a diplomatic mission." -- Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., recounting a long-ago confrontation between John McCain and a Sandinista. Responded McCain: "That's simply not true."

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The internship begins Monday, Aug. 4 and runs through Friday, Dec. 12.

Not only do Political Unit interns attend political events and collaborate on stories for the politics page of ABCNews.com, they also help us by conducting research, maintaining contact lists, and monitoring conference calls convened for reporters by the presidential campaigns.

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