Well, it wasn't much of a vacation - more of a staycation with a redesign stress-out/meltdown - but I do want to thank my eternal comrades in Dishness, Chris and Patrick, for keeping the Dish so al dente, and Alex Massie for providing some great crack about the increasingly interesting British election, Graeme Wood for his uniquely quirky coverage of things foreign and Jonathan Bernstein whose analysis of the evolving politics and policy of healthcare was, well, you know how good it was. Keep reading Alex here; and Jonathan here.

I particularly want to thank Alex for helping me avoid any of my own expertise in judging how hung a parliament can be, and the Lord Almighty for saving me from live-blogging Palin on Leno.

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