d) All of the above, plus he smarmily reminded people that John McCain had cheated on his first wife.
6. How did John McCain's spokesman, Tucker Bounds, respond to CNN anchor Campbell Brown's efforts to get him to explain why Sarah Palin's nomination didn't make a mockery of McCain's insistence that the main qualification for being his running mate was readiness to take over on Day One?
a) He grinned sheepishly and said, "OK, you got me. She's not ready. But you gotta admit, she's hotter than Lieberman."
b) He pointed out that "she's been the commander of the National Guard, of the Alaska National Guard that's been deployed overseas. That's foreign policy experience."
c) He scolded Brown, saying, "I think the 5 1/2 years John McCain spent as a POW is more than enough foreign policy experience for the both of them."
7. How was one of the candidates' names misspelled in a TV ad?
a) Barack O'bama
b) Johm McCain
c) Hillary Clintone
d) Sarah Plain
8. True or false? An Associated Press editor sent out a memo declaring that the research documenting 935 false statements made by the Bush administration in the run-up to the Iraq war "should be hammered away at until people start talking about trying him at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity."
a) True. Coincidentally, that editor died the next afternoon when his car skidded off a mountain road.
b) False. No such memo about Bush's lies was sent. But a memo did go out from Los Angeles assistant bureau chief Frank Baker, breathlessly declaring, "Now, and for the foreseeable future, virtually everything involving Britney is a big deal."
9. What made Hillary Clinton choke up at a campaign event?
a) Obama made a snarky comment about her likability.
b) Someone asked her how she managed to "keep upbeat and so wonderful" during the stressful campaign.
c) Someone suggested that maybe Bill, "deep down," didn't want her to win.
d) She remembered how scary it was dodging the Bosnian sniper fire.