Today in Fluffy News
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama will compete with former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter at the Grammy Awards in February, organizers said on Thursday.
The audio-book versions of their latest tomes were all nominated for best spoken-word album, along with titles by poet Maya Angelou and actor Alan Alda.
In recent years, the category has been a virtual gift to the Democratic Party.
Carter won the race in 2007, in a tie with actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, while Obama took the prize the year before. Clinton won in 2005 for his autobiography "My Life." A year earlier, he took home the award for best spoken-word children's album.
AP wonders which foods everyone hates:
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I like nearly everything. I don't like, you know, things that are still alive." [???]
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: "I can't stand mushrooms. I don't want them on anything that I eat. And I have had to eat them because you get food served and it's sitting there and you're starving, so you eat."
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: "Beets, and I always avoid eating them."
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Mushrooms, specifically. "I'm not a big vegetable eater." Recalling the first President Bush's distaste for broccoli, he said: "I sympathize with that fully."
Was there some weird incident when HRC was traveling around as First Lady where she was served a living creature? I'm afraid I didn't pay much attention to the Clinton administration after 1993. And I agree about beets. I feel a bit weird agreeing with Giuliani, though.