5:49 – Howard Dean! Doing an interview on CNN!

“Uh, Governor Dean, do you have any advice for the candidates on how to turn a mammoth fundraising advantage into an abysmal primary performance?”

Yawn. When does this thing kick off? If only CNN had a huge, hysteria-inciting clock counting down the time until the debate starts…

6:12 – Remember those Model UN kids at your high school? Well, they’ve all grown up and become failed journalists, and they’re all sitting next to me in the press room. Save me, Candy Crowley! Save me!

6:27 – Joe Trippi just walked by.

“Joe Trippi! Same question.”