Thankful: Actor Dennis Quaid‘s holiday is looking up now that his twin girls are recovering following an accidental overdose on a blood-thinning drug in a Los Angeles hospital.
• Red, white, and blue balls: Though we were teased with a tasty little morsel from Scott McClellan’s upcoming book suggesting that he would implicate Bush for his role in Plamegate, it turns out the former White House press secretary and his publisher aren’t really going to put out. McClellan will actually exonerate the president, saying that if Bush did mislead him, he didn’t do so deliberately. And hey, this time of year, it’s the thought that counts.
• Pain and suffering: In a rare moment of productivity in the “physical world,” Halo 3 gamers sue Microsoft, claiming the game causes their Xbox systems to “crash, freeze, or lock up.” Litigants are after a final score of $5 million in damages.
• Just one of the gals: Attempting to regain footing with working men and women after the Diner-Tipping-Gate scandal, Hillary Clinton announces she will not cross the picket line for the CBS debate if workers at CBS News strike, saying “America’s unions are the backbone of America’s middle class.” Also, they tend to vote in primaries.
• Gender bender: In addition to approving ID cards for illegal immigrants, San Francisco will also issue IDs that do not include a reference to the holder’s gender. “The card really makes gender a non-issue,” says an SF transgender activist. Underage drinkers are also lobbying for an ID that makes age a non-issue.
• Right said Fred: Attempting to raise his numbers in Iowa, Fred Thompson reveals a catchy new campaign slogan: “I’m just Fred.”