News When There's No News
It's evidently a slow news morning for the political types. No Obama staff announcements. Congress is out of session. His Lame Duckness is paying a private visit to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
So let's pass time by aggregating the aggregators. In his "First Read" aggregation of the day's news, NBC political director Chuck Todd finds himself pondering an AP report "that the single electoral vote tied to Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District will likely go to Obama." Todd notes that "NBC News has not yet called that electoral vote, but is monitoring the situation. And as soon as we're satisfied with the vote count, we'll call it officially. But the bigger challenge for networks is how to present the red-blue map. Do we now have a blue dot where Omaha is? A blue circle?"
How about coloring the whole state a reddish purple? Or maybe give Nebraska red and blue stripes.
Over at Politico, Mike Allen's Playbook contains this "EXCLUSIVE: The Obamas have arranged a tour of at least one D.C. private school."
And, speaking of the Obama girls' education, we have this Pool Report out of Chicago by the New York Times's education-correspondent-for-a-day, Jeff Zeleny:
"President-elect Barack Obama dropped his two daughters off at school this morning a few minutes before 8. It was a quick goodbye, with a kiss for Malia and a kiss for Sasha after Mr. Obama helped them out of the backseat of the black SUV. They walked the short distance alone to the door of the school. It was the first time since winning the election that Mr. Obama has dropped his daughters off at their school, located a few blocks from their house. They were bundled up for the cold Chicago weather. He was dressed for the gym, where he arrived a few minutes later."
A furious competition is underway for the next Obama exclusive: How much did he bench press? How many reps? How long on the elliptical trainer? Did he shower?
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