Bill Kristol is worried: "If Republicans and conservatives don't come to grips with what's happened, and can't develop an economic agenda moving forward that seems to incorporate lessons learned from what's happened -- then they could be back, politically, in 1933," Kristol writes in his New York Times column. "If conservatives do some difficult re-thinking in the field of political economy, they can come back. If they don't -- well, there were a lot of admirable conservative thinkers and writers, professors and novelists, from 1933 to 1980. But conservatives didn't govern."
Two weeks in, and they're just about done counting in Alaska, with Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, trailing: "The state will count the final absentee and questioned ballots Tuesday -- about 24,000 of them. Even if a third of the questioned ballots are disqualified, that will put the turnout above 320,000, the most Alaskans who have ever voted," per Sean Cockerham of the Anchorage Daily News.
"How about that?" -- Barack Obama, in an e-mail to a friend the night of his election victory, per The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny.
"And then she said 'Are you gonna take the girls to school in the morning?' " -- Barack Obama, on "60 Minutes," recalling what his wife said shortly after congratulating him on being elected the 44th president of the United States.
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