Last Call: Happy Slow News Week to One and All

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Dec. 29 2010 5:51 PM

Last Call: Happy Slow News Week to One and All

I hope everyone's enjoying the slowest news week of the year. It is not always thus. In the last week of 2006, for example, a young man with big dreams announced that he was running for president. That young man was named John Edwards. I'm sure that's unrelated to the fact that no one, not even Herman Cain -- whom I spoke to today for an article -- is announcing right now. The news is all snow and Michael Vick. And this:

People who are younger than you are also better than you.

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.