Elsewhere: Burn Rates, Insider Trades, Ron Paul

Andrew Cuomo makes dating safe and cheap.

Shrinking violet Bo Dietl criticizes Spitzer, wants his phone calls returned.

Binding arbitration gets the veto treatment in Albany.

Steve thinks that letting Scooter off did nothing for Bush with the base.

Michelle Obama says her husband has plenty of experience.

The Politico breaks down the GOP candidates’ “burn rates.”

Greg Sargent is hopping mad about that Edwards hairdresser story in the Washington Post.

Ben asks whether someone is manipulating the political futures market.

It sounds like Rudy’s trying to run up the score with his fundraising.

Ron Paul’s partisans respond surprisingly rapidly to mild ridicule.

Rupert Murdoch does not own the Wall Street Journal. Yet.

Well, dear readers, that’s it for my stint as guest editor. It’s been a long, hectic and often quite rewarding week and a half. You regular editor, Josh Benson, will be home from the Dalmatian Coast and back at the helm on Monday, and the Observer will resume weekly publication with a new issue on Wednesday. It’s been a very great pleasure to waste a few precious moments of your workdays.

Elsewhere: Burn Rates, Insider Trades, Ron Paul