Matt's Morning Mix

1) Under pressure, N.D. Senator Byron Dorgan is giving back $67,000 in tribal gifts that may have been connected to Jack Abramoff

2) Doctored Photo Controversy: “The RNC is pimping a mute and unnamed soldier not just to defend the Iraq war but to imply that Democrats are white-handkerchief-waving cowards who want the United States to lose.” — Slate.

3) speculates there could be a Giuliani/Brownback ’08 ticket.

4) “The case for New Hampshire can be put in a name: Gene McCarthy. The small state gives an unknown underdog challenger, practicing retail politics, a fighting chance.” — George Will.

5) OPINION NEEDED: I’m looking for a conservative who thinks Arnold should have granted Tookie clemency.  So far, I can’t find one.  If you fit this description, email your thoughts to me at  I will post the best response here.