Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN personality, is the latest Obama nominee to drop, as he decides not to take the surgeon general due to "timing." Otherwise it's a slow news day, with writers searching for new gems in old stories:
- Michael Steel continues to be under fire with one national committeewoman calling on him to resign. But other lawmakers are rallying round for the timebeing.
- New allegations—though far from proof—surface in the Burris-Blagojevich quid-pro-quo scandal. Former Commerce Secretary William Daley and Rep. Jesse Jackson are considering runs against him in 2010.
- Democrats are having fun with the Rush Limbaugh story, posting a billboard outside his house and using it to rake in some cash.
- Moderate Republican Sen. Arlen Specter (PA) earns his first legitimate primary opponent in former Rep. Pat Toomey.