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Governor #9?

Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2008 3:56 AM

Let's start off with New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, or 'Client #9' as he's being called. Spitzer, who ran on an anti-corruption platform, has been implicated in a prostitution ring, though no charges have been filed.

He's calling on New York Democrats to support him. Somehow, I don't think Senator Clinton is going to be particularly responsive to another elected official who cheated on his wife ... even if Spitzer is a superdelegate.

Despite Sen. John McCain disavowing Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) bigoted and uninformed remarks about Sen. Barack Obama, King continues to run his mouth about how much terrorists love the Democrat.

King insists that Obama will 'declare defeat' and terrorists will be dancing in the streets as a result. If he's wrong, King says, he'll apologize to the American people. (Personally, if he's wrong, I think he should resign.)

A Pentagon-sponsored study, due to be released later this week, shows no evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links to al Qaeda.

Gosh, what a surprise.

About as surprising, it seems, as President Bush insisting that we need to reserve the right to torture suspected terrorists - despite federal law, court rulings, and even military regulations stating the process is illegal.

Best line from the campaign trail: Barack Obama's comment, "I don't know how someone who's in second place is offering the vice-presidency to someone who's in first place."

Obama also gets points for calling Clinton's 'shared ticket' routine an okie-doke - the fast-talk and shaded promises of a carnival huckster - which I've called out before.

Scientists at NASA get a Boot to the Head for naming a robot Dexter.

The robot, of Japanese design, is supposed to help maintain the exterior of the International Space Station. The name, Dexter, of course, is meant to suggest dexterity and the quality of being dexterous.

Unfortunately, Dexter is the quirky serial killer in a series of the same name.

Congratulations to John Mellencamp, Madonna, the Dave Clark Five, the Ventures, and the others entered into the Rock Music Hall of Fame.

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