Best Quote So Far….I needed a break from the pontificating panels of pundits, so I switched over to “The Daily Show” for a second just in time to catch Stephen Colbert’s assessment of the Republican Convention: “Jon, to call this convention a little manipulative is like calling Marcel Marceau a little quiet.”

Ahhh. That’s more like it.

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Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.