Note to PSD: the invite leaked!!!! LINK
The Los Angeles Times ' Anne-Marie O'Connor looks at the Hollywood glitterati, including Warner Bros. chief Alan Horn, Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and Jake Gyllenhaal, who came out to support Senator Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night at a series of fundraisers that reportedly brought in $1 million. LINK
Note the kicker blind quotes please, as they will in Chappaqua, and guess along about who said it!!!
A day delayed, the New York Times ' Raymond Hernandez writes that Bill Clinton deviated oh-so-slightly from the closely-followed HRC script (i.e., "2008? Huh? What's that? We're focused on 2006 and serving the great state of New York.") on Larry King Live.
"In running for re-election, Mrs. Clinton will almost certainly be buffeted by Republican demands that she pledge to serve out her term if she wins. In discussing the matter, Mr. Clinton suggested that his wife follow the strategy George W. Bush employed when he ran for a second term as governor of Texas in 1998: He refused to rule out the possibility of cutting short his second term in office to become president." LINK
Raju Chebium of the Asheville Citizen-Times has Sen. Edwards in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination for sure. LINK
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) has a packed Granite State schedule next week including Tuesday's "Politics and Eggs" breakfast, a summit on Latino business and economic development, some radio talk shows, a couple of press availabilities, and the Carroll County Democratic Party Grover Cleveland Dinner.
Raphael Lewis of The Globe reports that Gov. Mitt Romney's political adviser Michael Murphy was quoted saying that the Bay State governor has always been a pro-choice Mormon. He told the National Review in a story that hits newsstands today, "he's been a pro-life Mormon faking it as a pro-choice friendly." Murphy has issued a statement and said he misspoke, "I was discussing a characterization the governor's critics use. I regret the quote and any confusion it might have caused." LINK
Amazingly, the paper (along with the Boston Herald) fails to go back to the National Review reporter to see if the out-of-context explanation is accurate.
Terry Eastland of the Weekly Standard writes an in depth profile of Gov. Mitt Romney titled, "In 2008, Will It Be Mormon in America?" Eastland profiles Romney from his days at BYU to his rise in state politics and looks further to a possible run for the White House. Romney's religion will play a huge card if he joins the race for president and although he has limited political experiences, his record on social and economic issues plus his ambitious attitude is one that conservatives favor, some say. LINK
"Showing again what money can buy, Mayor Bloomberg launched a new campaign ad yesterday touting higher test scores in city schools — just a day after the results were released," writes New York Daily News City Hall bureau chief Dave Saltonstall. LINK
New York Post columnist John Podhoretz looks at Michael Bloomberg's good week (thus far) and wonders, if he can add the stadium feather to his cap as well, what it all means. LINK