First Slice September 25 2008
PALIN: CNN's Campbell Brown issued a rant to the McCain campaign Tuesday, calling for it to stop sheltering its VP candidate and treating her "like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment," in response to the campaign barring reporters from asking her questions at a U.N. appearance. Palin was then turned loose to Katie Couric Wednesday, and it did not go well.
MCCAIN: Suspends his campaign to focus on the economy, and asks Obama to postpone Friday's debate if a bailout deal isn't reached by then. Obama declines, saying "It is going to be part of the presidents job to deal with more than one thing at once."
GAS PANIC: Still going on, and people are still fighting at gas stations.
EURO TRIP: Gov. Perdue's upcoming trip to Spain is expected to cost taxpayers $100,000 at a time when Georgia faces a nearly $1.6 billion budget shortfall and has asked state agencies, including the governor's office, to cut back.
SHOOTING THE BREEZE: The Gainesville Times reports that relocated city slickers often are shocked this time of year by their neighbors outside, guns a-blazin', because much of unincorporated Georgia allows residents to shoot guns on their own property.
UGA VS. 'BAMA: Officials warn that Athens may be flooded with counterfeit tickets Saturday, as average real-ticket prices are more than $300.
TERROR LEVEL RED HOT: New England isn't establishing a good track record with bomb recognition. First there was the 2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force scare in Boston; now the Philadelphia Phillies blew up some hot dogs before losing to the Braves Wednesday night.