Here’s the really short wrap:

• The two whales may have made it to the ocean. Oh, what will cable news obsess over next? Oh, that’s right, Lohan’s drinking again.

• Bush calls for doubling the spending on AIDS programs in developing country. Pay no attention to that waiting list here in South Carolina.

• Fred Thompson takes a big step closer to the presidential race. Expect more Law and Order references than you can shake a stick at. AMC from Swampland gets in an early shot:

I continue to believe that he’s the Wesley Clark of the right and will flame out rather quickly, once he realizes that running for president requires more of him than sitting in an overstuffed leather chair dispensing gruff wisdom to earnest Assistant District Attorneys over whiskey. (Yes, I’d rather him stay on the show.)

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