Just a few more politics links. Sorry if this isn't your thing—I get caught up in this stuff.
* Chris at Cynical-C links to a clip of Chris Matthews demolishing Republican congressman Adam Putnam on the Palin selection. I saw him do this yesterday—and like a lot of things I see Matthews do lately it makes me think he really does want that Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
* He's also got news that Palin has never actually issued an order to the Alaskan National Guard. georgia10 has the rest of your real vetting round-up.
* Via Srinivas, Dan Froomkin says what so few outside the blogosphere will admit:
One of the problems with modern political journalism is that when something manifestly absurd takes place, as long as there are people willing to argue both sides, our top reporters feel obliged to treat it as deserving of serious debate.* And David Plouffe has a nice rejoinder to the "community organizer, ha ha" stuff:
Case in point: John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.
And it's no surprise that, after eight years of George Bush, millions of people have found that by coming together in their local communities they can change the course of history. That promise is what our campaign has been about from the beginning.