Top answer on the board: it's a done deal for Howard Dean taking the leadership of the Democratic National Committee. And you know when the AFL-CIO says there's a winner, everyone starts sloowwwwly backing away.
But way more importantly: how Adam Nagourney and Anne Kornblut sneaked the phrase "boarding the Dean train" into the NY Times piece on the DNC race we'll never know. Does this exciting Dean train have a bar car? Was the entire Times copy desk drinking in said bar car when they went to press? —CS
At 11:58 p.m.: DNC RACE A DONE DEAL? [Political Animal]
At 11:41 p.m.: Is that singing we hear? [Kos]