The Notebooks begin to empty

Now that the race is over,  (I’m happy, grateful, and still numb) reporters will begin to release all the good nuggets that they didn’t find time or occassion to report during the campaign.  Here are a couple good ones from a Newsweek dump.

When he was preparing for them during the Democratic primaries, Obama was recorded saying, “I don’t consider this to be a good format for me, which makes me more cautious. I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, ‘You know, this is a stupid question, but let me … answer it.’ So when Brian Williams is asking me about what’s a personal thing that you’ve done [that’s green], and I say, you know, ‘Well, I planted a bunch of trees.’ And he says, ‘I’m talking about personal.’ What I’m thinking in my head is, ‘Well, the truth is, Brian, we can’t solve global warming because I fucking changed light bulbs in my house. It’s because of something collective’.”

True that. How many stupid questions has this man been asked, that he graciously answered – because answering questions is what candidates do.  I’m looking at you, Sarah Palin.

Which is exactly what she wants us to do.  Here’s another Newsweek tease:

At the GOP convention in St. Paul, Palin was completely unfazed by the boys’ club fraternity she had just joined. One night, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter went to her hotel room to brief her. After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. “I’ll be just a minute,” she said.

Mark, Steve... come on in...

Mark, Steve... come on in...

If you find more tidbits like this tumbling out of reporters’ back pockets, let me know.


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