The Note: Everybody into the Pool

And Mayor Bloomberg, in an interview with NY1, seemed quite open to endorsing Sen. Clinton for re-election.

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Alabama are making nice again, and on his trip South he's looking for ways that Democrats can make inroads in the 2008 presidential race. LINK


As mid-term elections near in the Purpleish-turned-Red state of Florida, the Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten says the brothers Bush may have weighed the state Republican ship with dual anchors: Schiavo and Social Security; how the equally unpopular issues will play out in electing the Governor's successor and GOP attempts to oust Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, no one quite knows. LINK


Wrapping a scrappy debate between L.A. mayoral candidates James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa the Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Jeffrey L. Rabin report the two Democrats sparred over crime, traffic and schools, trading bitter shots on all subjects, but boiling the race down to one issue: integrity. LINK

The New York Times' Campbell Robertson helpfully enlists Hank Sheinkopf to explain to its Manhattan readers that Mayor Bloomberg's pothole-filling brags are aimed at so-called "outer boroughs" with which they might be unfamiliar. LINK

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Tim Kaine and Jerry Kilgore went toe-to-toe yesterday over how Kaine said Kilgore characterized his religious beliefs, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. LINK


William Donaldson defends Sarbanes-Oxley and section 404 in today's Wall Street Journal.

The New York Times' Metro government and politics correspondent, Patrick D. Healy, briefly paints a picture of Bernard Kerik and Rudy Giuliani, sobbing together. LINK

The Boston Globe's Joan Vennochi dispenses some tough love to the Bay State's women politicians. LINK

Invoking Clintonisms, the MPAA's new chief/former Ag Secretary Dan Glickman sat down with the Washington Times, prompting the paper's Christian Toto to Note Valenti's heir wants to "build a bridge" between Blue Hollywood and Red America. LINK

For Parade Magazine types, here's what you need to know about the upcoming NRA convention in Houston next month.

First, it's extremely likely that actor Tom Selleck will be elected to the NRA board. Former Georgia Sen. Zell Miller and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore will also likely get that honor.

Second: you will no doubt hear the strains of Hank Williams blessing America and Charlie Daniels sticking it to the liberals.

Third, Rep. Tom DeLay keynotes a gala banquet the night of April 16.

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