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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Gord's gold

This morning I saw a man in blue-and-black dreadlocks playing a voice-perfect version of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" on guitar. Kind of a bummer to know my day has already peaked -- but I give thanks to the Gord my Canadian-folk God, and for all the gold he has given us.

It coulda been a Senate campaign ... Dan Glickman testified on Capitol Hill in his new job as head of the Motion Picture Association of America for the first time on Tuesday ... before a subcommittee headed by Sen. Sam Brownback. Glickman considered running against Brownback for Senate this year, but decided against it, and arguably got a more influential job in the aftermath (all depends on where you see real power in Washington) -- he definitely got the more lucrative one.

Sen. Pat Roberts did quite well in the annual Washingtonian magazine's poll of top lawmakers. The lighthearted poll covers everything from best- and worst-dressed to "No Rocket Scientist," the meaning of which you can figure out for yourself. Roberts once again took "Funniest," and tied for third on "Just Plain Nice" among senators. The poll also has to be a relief to Rep. Jim Ryun, who in the past has placed in the "No Rocket Scientist" category. That's one race in which I'm sure he's thrilled to finish back-of-the-pack.

Bob Dole (husband of Elizabeth Dole, one of Washington's best-dressed Senators, according to Washingtonian) said John Kerry shouldn't be "intimidated" facing a sitting president in Thursday's presidential debate -- he said he was when he faced Clinton in 1996.

And meanwhile, in Wichita, a British clairvoyant is helping out on the BTK case. If you don't know about the BTK case, read all about it here. Read it really late some night when you don't want to sleep.

Sundown, you better take care ...