Rudy Giuliani, alleged Yankees fan, is rooting for the Red Sox to win the World Series.
P.S. In other Election 2008 news, Stephen Colbert is in a statistical tie for fourth place in the Democratic presidential race:
In the Democratic primary, Colbert takes 2.3 percent of the vote –
good for fifth place behind Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (40 percent),
Sen. Barack Obama (19 percent), former Sen. John Edwards (12 percent)
and Sen. Joe Biden (2.7 percent). Colbert finished ahead of Gov. Bill
Richardson (2.1 percent), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (2.1 percent) and former
Sen. Mike Gravel (less than 1 percent).
The poll has a 5 percent margin of error, so it’s meaningless to talk about Colbert’s 2.3 percent being "behind" Biden’s 2.7 or "ahead" of Richardson’s 2.1. As I said: he’s tied for fourth — with everyone else not named Clinton, Obama or Edwards. (He’s tied with me, at 0.0 percent, for instance.) The headline, really, ought to be simply: Colbert gets measurable support. (Hat tip: E&P, via InstaPundit.)
And in more serious election news, Hillary Clinton says she "would consider giving up some of the executive powers President Bush and Vice President Cheney have assumed since taking office." At least, that’s what the Associated Press says she said — and the AP headline turns that into "Clinton Says She’d Give Up Some Powers," which is clearly quite different than saying she "would consider" doing so. And even "would consider" might not be quite right. From the original Guardian article about their interview with Mrs. Clinton:
Ms Clinton said the accumulation of executive power [under Bush and Cheney] had put America
into "new territory" because Mr Bush and the vice president had taken
the view that what were previously extraordinary powers were now
inherent powers that belonged to the White House.
"I think I’m
going to have to review everything they’ve done, because I’ve been on
the receiving end of that," she said. Ms Clinton stated it was
"absolutely" conceivable that, as president, she would give up
executive powers in the name of constitutional principle.
"That has to be part of the review I undertake when I get to the White House, and I intend to do that," she said.
So, what she actually said was that she’ll "review everything they’ve done," as "part of the review I undertake" (which is functionally equivalent to saying she’ll set up a committee to study the issue), and that it’s "conceivable" that she would give up some executive powers. And somehow the AP headline-writer translated that into "Clinton Says She’d Give Up Some Powers." Hmm. Wishful thinking much? (Hat tip, again: InstaPundit, who declares himself "somewhat skeptical" that Hillary will follow through on her, uh, non-promise.)
By the way, the Guardian article, if you’re wondering, is headlined, "Clinton vows review of executive power." That is actually accurate.