... and the News

Lots of good stuff in the news today:

... From the Washington Post: A former DeLay staffer writes an "insider" account ... And "every generation has one," but with DeLay out -- who will be the next "enforcer?" (Hint, they say Pelosi isn't tough enough ...)

... George Will says if Republicans do bad this November ... McCain stands to gain. (As I've said in the past, the political environment continues to be kind to McCain ... but it's still early.)

... David Broder talks about how women can be elected to Congress. BTW, this site tells you the best and worst places for women to run. (Why do you think Hillary didn't go back and run in Arkansas???)

... And speaking of women, under the rubric of "entertainment": Rolling Stone magazine says "Pink is ambitious the way Madonna used to be ..." I for one, applaud her for her recent hit, "Stupid Girls," which pokes fun at the likes of Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and the "ditzy" set. If you haven't heard the song (or seen the video) yet, here are a few of the lyrics: "What happened to the dream of a girl president?/She's dancing in the video next to 50 Cent."

... In defending the practice of "leaking," the LA Times writes: "Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, whose face adorns the $10 bill, played a crucial role in winning popular support for the Constitution. But his dream of becoming president was dashed when someone told a scandal-mongering journalist about an affair Hamilton had had with a married woman. " ... Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the fact that Hamilton was born in the British West Indies would have constitutionally destroyed his "dreams" of becoming president???

... Sen. George Allen has revamped his website. It's looking good.

... National Journal's Hotline reports: "Immaculate Steelers Receptor Franco Harris shared 4 Super Bowl wins with ex-Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann (R), but plans to raise money, speak and do TV for Gov. Ed Rendell (D)."

... Tat tip to Dan Flynn for this link: Which state pays the most in taxes? Hint: It ain't North Dakota.

... According to the Washington Post: "Only 40 percent of U.S. Latinos are eligible to vote, according to a recent study by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California, and fewer than half vote regularly. One-third of Latinos are too young to vote. And an estimated 27 percent are adults but noncitizens or illegal immigrants."