Some odds and ends from the past few days of light blogging….
--Congratulations to Maureen Feeney, newly elected President
of the Boston City Council. I like Feeney, even though I don’t always agree
with her, and I’ve been impressed with how she has kept pace with her
--The Washington Times
Mitt Romney will “hunker down” in the new Westin Waterfront hotel (ie, at the
convention center) Sunday night and Monday morning, meeting with his top supporters
and going over their lists of fundraising contacts. His first official
fundraiser, according to other reports, will be in Boston
--As I predicted, Romney is raiding the cabinet of retiring Tennessee Senator Bill Frist, who has opted out of the Presidential sweepstakes. He just hired former Frist press secretary Carolyn Weyforth as deputy communications director; he just recently scooped up Frist's web guru Stephen Smith; and rumor has it that Romney has signed up Marcus Branstad, formerly of Frist's VOLPAC (and son of former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad) for his Iowa field team.
--As I predicted,
--The always stellar Taegan Goddard made a good catch from
the Sunday morning shows, noting John Edwards referring to the plan for a “surge”
in troops in Iraq
as the “McCain Doctrine.” Let’s see if it sticks.