THURSDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* It was a very rough day on Wall Street today. If Larry Kudlow’s logic is right, and I know it’s not, that means investors were unimpressed with Sarah Palin’s convention speech.
* He got off easy: “Jack Abramoff, the disgraced former lobbyist who orchestrated a wide-ranging scheme to corrupt several members of Congress, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday afternoon.”
* A huge setback for Florida’s new private school voucher scheme.
* Do Republicans know there’s still a war going on in Afghanistan? Apparently not.
* Let’s have a more detailed conversation about which of the two competing families — the McCains and the Obamas — qualify as “elitists.”
* Palin’s television ratings were extremely good last night.
* If Democrats used fake troops in a convention video, we’d never hear the end of it, and Fox News would never stop talking about it.
* Palin boasted in her speech that she’s launched a “natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence,” which she described as “the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history.” Her claim fudged most of the facts.
* I wonder if any of the convention attendees notice the contrast of white on white.
* CNN seems confused about the meaning of the phrase “knockout punch.”
* Funniest. Roger Simon column. Ever.
* Jon Stewart 1, Karl Rove 0.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.