Elsewhere: Clintonite Exercise, Property Tax Cap, Pricey Parking Lot

John Edwards says yes he had an affair, no the child isn’t his, and, somewhat unnecessarily, that he didn’t love

John Edwards says yes he had an affair, no the child isn’t his, and, somewhat unnecessarily, that he didn’t love the woman.

Ben says that which is too terrible to consider.

The Atlantic is coming out with an article based on 200 internal emails from the Clinton primary campaign, which The Plank teased by saying the piece will "make Bill-favorite Mark Penn look less than classy."

Edward Luce of the Financial Times describes the Democratic National Convention as "an exercise that gets increasingly Clintonite as it draws closer."

Robert Gibbs swears Bill Clinton has always been in the convention line-up.

John McCain took a harder line on Russia’s use of force in Georgia than the Bush White House; McCain’s foreign policy adviser until recently was a registered lobbyist for Georgia.

Obama urged both sides to use restraint.

Michael Crowley wonders if this Hawaii trip isn’t the greatest idea for Obama.

McCain told a bunch of farmers he didn’t want to subsidize ethanol, which requires some courage.

To clarify a detail about Obama’s trip to a St. Paul, Minn. diner yesterday: he did pay only $3 for pancakes but that’s because it was only one pancake. Describing the event, a local said, "[I]t wasn’t fakey."

Clinton contributor and native Iranian Nazee Moinian thinks Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a little man trying to act big.

State Senate Republicans pounced on the fact that the three missing senators from today’s special session were Democrats.

Andrew Cuomo forced UBS to bail out investors in auction rate securities.

The State Senate passed a property tax-cap bill.

Some senate Democrats voted for the bill; others held a press conference to announce their opposition.

Where they gave David Paterson some strong feedback on the issue.

Republican State Senator Joe Robach, who Paterson is friendly with, was attacked in a Democratic mailing .

DFNYC-supported State Senate candidate Jimmy Dahroug dropped out of the Democratic primary.

The city paid developer Sam Chang $30 million for a parking lot Chang bought less than a year ago for $24–because it’s right in the path of the eventual new rail tunnel under the Hudson.

Alex Pareene wonders who’s writing in a David Brooks disguise.

Elsewhere: Clintonite Exercise, Property Tax Cap, Pricey Parking Lot