Wednesday Evening Quick Hits
Idaho: Larry Craig is taking Republican Jim Risch by the hand and showing him around Capitol Hill:
Meanwhile, it appears Craig is serious - this time - about retiring when his term ends in January 2009. He ushered Idaho Lt. Gov. James E. Risch (R) around the Capitol this week, introducing him as "the next senator from Idaho."I guess if Risch wants to know where all the roomiest bathrooms are, Craig would be the guy to show him.
Meanwhile, Iraq & Afghanistan veteran Scott Syme has officially joined Risch and rancher Rex Rammell in the 2008 Republican Senate primary.
Mississippi: The legal battle over the scheduling of the special election to succeed Trent Lott is officially underway.
Just for fun, I'll throw a couple predictions out there for tomorrow's Iowa caucuses. For the Republicans, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee will finish within three points of one another, though I won't say who will finish first and who second; but, John McCain will finish a surprisingly solid third, which will help him keep pace with Romney in New Hampshire. For the Democrats, John Edwards will finish five points ahead of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. We'll know in a little over thirty hours how wildly far off the mark I am.