Is McAuliffe Out? (WORLD EXCLUSIVE, MUST CREDIT, ETC.)
Not that you should believe what you read in the NY Post anyway, but Wonkette sources close to the action say that today's Page Six item about Kerry's desire to dump DNC head Terry McAuliffe is "flat-out false," adding "the Kerry people wouldn't shoot themselves in the foot right out of the gate like that" and, even more important, McAuliffe is an unparalleled fundraiser. As for the Post's insinuation that no matter what, things are icy between the Kerry camp and the DNC, our source says the senior and key players have been talking often and that "peace offerings" have been made and accepted on both sides. But if the Post wants to continue looking for conspiracies -- such as the "oddly flattering piece in the New York Observer" referenced in the item -- they will have more fodder soon: We're told to expect a big McAuliffe profile in tomorrow's New York Times.