First, the terrific news: You know that e-mail everyone's been sending around, encouraging people to donate to Planned Parenthood in the name of Sarah Palin? So far, it has yielded $802,678 in donations from over 31,000 people, from all 50 states, two-thirds of whom are first-time donors. Thank-you notes to Palin, care of the McCain campaign headquarters, will begin going out next week.
Next, the irresistible nonnews: If you missed Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on "Saturday Night Live" spoofing Katie Couric's recent interview with Palin, War Room's got it. It's as hilarious as the first one, but even more terrifying in its similarity to the source material.
Finally, the we-should-have-seen-it-coming (and maybe you did) news: Sarah Baxter, a Washington correspondent for the Times of London, speculates that this election's October surprise will be the wedding of Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston. An unnamed source inside the McCain campaign told Baxter, "It would be fantastic. You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.”