If Sarah Palin is only on [the Republican] ticket to try to get disaffected Clinton supporters to cross over, it’s a bad choice. Joe Biden may already be practicing his drop-dead line for the vice-presidential debate: “I know Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is a friend of mine, and governor, you’re no Hillary Clinton.” — from Gail Collins8.30 N.Y. Times column, titled “McCain’s Baked Alaska.”

My all-time favorite Dan Quayle political cartoon, from a 1992 issue of Newsweek.