From: Susan Glasser [mailto:glassers@washpost.com] Sent: Tue 4/22/2008 4:20 PM To: NEWS – National Subject: a note to the national staff

A year and a half ago, I was named AME for this section, and we set off together in pursuit of an amazing set of stories, from the earliest-starting, never-ending presidential primary camapign to the grinding war in Iraq in the twilight of the Bush era. It was a privilege and an honor to work with all of you on the tremendous coverage that ensued, all the more so because you have produced this courageous and innovative journalism at a time of great peril and handwringing over our business and our paper. And you’ve worked hard together to take on some of those challenges, whether by helping build a new political team for this most historic of elections, or making our reporting and analysis online in important new ways or by helping taking part in a major redesign of the A section and significant reorganization of an editing system that had gone largely unchanged since the waning of the transitor radio. I’m leaving to work on a new project with Don Graham but will continue to watch what happens here with great admiration and support. Many many thanks to all of you.

Susan