Here’s the wrap:

• President Bush was doing more than reading your e-mails and listening to your phone calls. What does that leave? Intercepting carrier pigeons?

• Whoopi is joining The View. Anybody else hoping Kathy Lee would’ve come out of retirement? Anyone? Anyone? Oh. Well, me neither.

• Russians lead-off a race to the Arctic for, you guessed it, oil. They’re looking to drop a Russian flag on the ocean floor. Yeah, that’ll stop us.

• Backstreet Boys have lost one, but apparently they kept his shoes.