A test for the cables: How much play does this get? "Liberal groups started airing commercials yesterday suggesting that 72-year-old John McCain is hiding a deadly illness," the New York Post's Daphne Retter reports. "The advertisement, created by Democracy for America and Brave New PAC, is currently running on MSNBC. The commercial includes two doctors with stethoscopes slung behind their necks, explaining the seriousness of melanoma, a skin cancer that McCain had removed eight years ago."
Another recall? "California Republicans who consider themselves the party's conservative 'conscience' will consider bucking their own party's governor this weekend to endorse the proposed recall of Arnold Schwarzenegger," per the Sacramento Bee. "The board of directors of the California Republican Assembly will gather during the state party's convention in Anaheim for the recall vote."
"I think we will see many more UFOs before this election is over." -- Tom Brokaw, at an Ole Miss forum, predicting that the debate will go off Friday -- and that more surprises are in store this campaign.
"His brisket is beyond -- it's beyond." -- Comedian Sarah Silverman, challenging Jewish voters to convince their Florida-residing grandparents to support Barack Obama, in "The Great Schlep."
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