The don't-vote campaign continues -- with more famous faces than we can name (even Borat wants you not to vote). "You're one tiny, itty-bitty person in this big country," says Leo. (But they turn serious in the end -- and they know their Florida numbers.)
Barbra targets women in a new radio spot: "We can be heard as never before."
Hollywood meets Washington: Jimmy Smits hit the stage for Obama Wednesday night with Obama and Clinton -- a fictional president, a former president, and a maybe-future president, and "a case of art meeting life imitating art imitating life," ABC's Jake Tapper blogs.
Joe the Plumber going Hollywood? "Move over, Sanjaya, and tell William Hung the news: Joe the Plumber is being pursued for a major record deal and could come out with a country album as early as Inauguration Day," Jeffrey Ressner reports for Politico.
Doesn't this happen to Hollywood types? "A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on 'Joe the Plumber' were more extensive than it first acknowledged," Randy Ludlow reports for the Columbus Dispatch. "Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system. The agency also checked Wurzelbacher in its computer systems to determine whether he was receiving welfare assistance or owed unemployment compensation taxes, she wrote."
Still waiting on those Palin medical records -- the ones promised by early this week: "Governor Palin's campaign still has not released any information regarding her medical records despite frequent requests from the news media and the campaign's own assertion that they would release this information soon," per ABC's Kate Snow.
Another branch on the Obama family tree? "In a first-floor apartment of a brick public housing complex on a side street in South Boston lives a woman who city officials believe is Obama's aunt. Her name is Zeituni Onyango, as in the 'Auntie Zeituni' in one of his books, a polite and playful resident with an accent that recalls a more exotic place than where she is now," per The Boston Globe.
Todd Domke imagines a new refrain for Obama's inaugural: "No, we can't!"
Positioning for 2010: "Representative Steve Israel, who has spent the last two years working side by side with the Democratic House campaign arm in its effort to steal a handful of seats in New York, is quietly winning the attention of party leaders who in just several weeks time may find themselves scrambling to select a new chair for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Many party insiders expect Representative Chris Van Hollen step down as chair of the DCCC after the elections, though Van Hollen has not publicly announced a decision," Alex Isenstadt writes for PolitickerNY.
"It's a problem. I've been going though therapy to make sure that I vote properly on the 4th." -- Barack Obama, to Jon Stewart, joking that his white half may get caught up in the "Bradley effect."
"Sounds like it." -- President Bush, asked in the Oval Office if "anybody" has been "measuring the drapes."
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