Three Victims

“I was a little puzzled by the frenzy that I set off by what I thought was a pretty innocuous statement,” [Obama] told reporters flying with him to Missouri from Montana. […] “I was surprised by how finely calibrated every single word was measured,” Obama said. “I wasn’t saying anything that I hadn’t said before.” — AP

“I have set before the American people an energy plan, the Lex-eegton Project,” McCain said, drawing a quick breath and correcting himself. “The Lex-ing-ton Proj-ect,” he said slowly. “The Lexington Project,” he repeated. “Remember that name.” In a town meeting in Cincinnati the next day, McCain would again slip up on the name of the Massachusetts town, where, he noted, “Americans asserted their independence once before.” He called it “the Lexiggdon Project,” and twice tried to fix his error, before flipping the name (“Project Lexington”) in subsequent references. McCain’s battle of Lexington is part of a struggle he is engaged in every day. — Minn/-St. Paul StarTribune

“It isn’t fair to lump [Bill Clinton] in with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, but I think he is because he’s being treated just like that,” said New York publicist Ken Sunshine, known as the “Madonna of PR” for his ability to reinvent his A-List star clients. “He’s a victim of the media age.” — Politico