So I get all the way from Provincetown to Aspen, and get to bed at midnight Aspen time. I wake up at 6 am Aspen time and take half a Xanax to get a couple more hours' sleep and then, wham, it's 11.50 am and I'm due to have a chat with TNC in front of a big lunch crowd at noon. Sorry for the delinquency. But we did do the lunch, it went well, and I made it back to the laptop, all ready to read Todd Purdum's absurd puff piece on Sarah Palin. My thoughts are forthcoming. - AS

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