Thursday, May 15

OUTLYING PRECINCTS

Kinky Friedman describes Rev Wright's speech as "another instance of black on black crime."

Lots of talk of whites not voting for Obama, but the latest Zogby poll says antipathy towards all three candidates is pretty even. Asked which candidate they would never vote for, 49% said Clinton, 44% said Obama and 42% said McCain. One of Obama's really dangers is that the media will make more of ethnic differences that they deserve and help to propel them much as it did with the Rev. Wright business.

HOW MUCH PUBLIC OFFICE HAS ENRICHED THE CANDIDATES

· HILLARY CLINTON: $6 million a year

· JOHN MCCAIN: $2.5 million a year

· BARACK OBAMA: $250,000 a year

WHY POLITICIANS LIKE OBAMA ARE SCARED TO TALK ABOUT ISRAEL