• Sarah Palin: friend to Washington insiders? Ah hah! I knew it all along. It’s true. Or, at least, it was on two separate occasions before the announcement of her VP candidacy. The New Yorker writes about how Palin hosted editors and writers from the Weekly Standard and the National Review in Alaska in 2007.
  • Battle of the politically-minded egos! Over at Slate, Bob WoodwardRon Suskind, and Jacob Weisberg pick apart Oliver Stone‘s movie W. Then, at some point, Stone gets to respond. 
  • See ya later Santa! reports the Washington Post.  Tyson’s Corner Center ousts its longtime santa. “What a bunch of Grinches to do that!” said Michelle Gallagher, 40, who took her 3-year-old daughter, Anna, to see him. “I’m absolutely shocked.”