No-name Makes a Name by Not Running for President

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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CHIN OFF Edwards, Bayh

Good Bayh: Two weeks in, Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh has dropped out of the '08 presidential race, leaving the Democratic ticket lacking a pretty candidate. But wait! Well-coiffed chinsmith John Edwards is expected to step up and announce his candidacy later this month.

Yul Log (TiVo spoiler alert): By winning the 13th Survivor, 31-year-old Yul Kwon, a management consultant with degrees from Stanford and Yale, beat out a waiter for $1 million. After taxes, that's about $600,000, unless you're Richard Hatch; then it's $1 million.

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