"That's an optimist's way of saying, 'We're screwed.' I've instructed my wife that if a doctor ever tells her that he's 'cautiously optimistic' about my test results, she is to pull the plug immediately." -- Al Franken, defining "cautiously optimistic" in his 2005 book, per RedState.com. (Franken used the term Wednesday to describe his attitude toward his chances in the Minnesota Senate recount.)
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ABC News Political Unit Seeking Interns: The ABC News Political Unit is now seeking full-time spring interns in Washington, D.C. The paid internship begins Monday, Jan. 7, 2009 and runs through Friday, May 23, 2009.
Political Unit interns attend political events and collaborate on stories for the politics page of ABCNews.com, including The Note. They also help us by conducting research, maintaining contact lists, and building the next day's political schedule.
In order to apply, you MUST be either a graduate student or an undergraduate student who has completed his or her first year of college. The internship is NOT open to recent graduates.
You also must be able to work eight hours per day, starting early, Monday through Friday.
If you write well, don't mind getting up early, and have some familiarity with web publishing, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com as soon as possible, with the subject line: "INTERN" in all caps.
Please indicate in your cover letter the dates of your availability.