Today’s brief lunch-break update: “Clark is toast,” says Andrew Sullivan (”I’m Sully!”) of last night’s New Hampshire debate. “His slow drift down in the polls might now accelerate. At least I hope so.” As for Kerry, Sully says he was “dull, almost as pompous as Peter Jennings (but not quite).” Heh. But “A Kerry-Edwards ticket still seems like a good bet to me.”
Wonkette, a D.C. & politics gossip blog, has a roundup of more blogger reactions to the debate.
Meanwhile, in Iraq news, David Kay has quit as the leader of the fruitless WMD search team. I wonder if he was as disgusted as I was by Bush’s distortion of his team’s findings in the State of the Union??? (No WMD, but hey, we found WMDPRA, which is, uh, exactly what we were looking for… uh-huh, yeah!) On the other hand, maybe he’s quitting for entirely non-political reasons. But it will be interesting to see if anything more comes of this.
On a totally unrelated note, the Mars rover Spirit has been raised from the dead, apparently. Meanwhile the other rover, Opportunity, is schedule to land on the other side of Mars tomorrow. And the European orbiter, Mars Express, has confirmed the presence of water on the Red Planet.