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- Mitt Romney! Holy Cow! What have you been up to? As son of a successful auto exec, Romney has decided to throw his two cents in about the big three carmaker bailout. In yesterday’s New York Times, he penned an opinion piece with a clear message: don’t even think about it. “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.”
- Peter Nickles officially becomes the new D.C. attorney general by a vote of 7-5-1. But the real fun came before the final tally, and lucky for you Loose Lips has live blogged the action. Personally, my favorite line was: “Mendo cites a call he received from anonymous OAG employee yesterday after committee vote against Nickles, who said, ‘It was like he saw the American army in the distance.'”
- NPR’s Michel Martingets a bunch of smart moms together to debate Michelle Obama’s sacrifices, gains, and choices in becoming first lady. Jolene Ivey, co-founder of the Mocha Moms; Leslie Morgan Steiner, editor of Mommy Wars; author Rebecca Walker and Anna Perez, former press secretary to First Lady Barbara Bush. All of the women wrote pieces for theroot.com.
- Still figuring out your thanksgiving plans (and by “figuring out” what I really mean “trying to make some because your folks are far away, and the random invites you’ve received are not terribly appealing”)? Well, perhaps the Washington Post can provide some inspiration.