What I Missed On A FIve Hour Flight

The guy arrested outside Barack Obama's hotel was harmless, according to a friend. But the Secret Service seems to be interested, still, despite what the Service told me and Ben Smith yesterday. Let me disassociate myself from a detail I reported in one version of the story yesterday: it doesn't matter one whit that Davit Zakaryan is Armenian.

Speaking of Ben Smith, the guy was just fascinated by Obama's embrace of Iowa's biggest transcendentalist community, and for good reason.

John McCain continues to streamline his campaign staff. His South Carolina state director now has a different role.