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.”

* Jesus was a community organizer.

* A huge setback for Florida’s new private school voucher scheme.

* Why would the McCain campaign acknowledge a tabloid rumor few had even heard of? (On a related note, the National Enquirer’s response was surprisingly amusing.)

* 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.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.