Morning roundup

Tom Gallagher gets desperate, and goes hard right. Charlie Crist, as it turns out, loves gay people and Howard Dean.

Gary Siplin gets his day in court, and denies improperly using state-paid employees on his reelection campaign.

New airport rules slow traffic to a crawl. And here I was, listening to George Bush, thinking that we were taking the fight to the terrorists in Iraq so we wouldn't have to fight them here. Or something.

Check out this timeline on the relationship between terror threats, political attacks and denunciations of political attacks.

Oh, and within hours of the arrest, Rudy Guiliani sent out a fundraising email for the RNC demanding money, or the terrorists will kills you: Today, President Bush faces a similar challenge. In the middle of a war on terror, we need to remain focused on furthering Republican ideas more than ever before. We can't turn back now. [...]

That's why I am emailing to ask you for a favor: will you click here to make a contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, $35 or $25 to show your strong commitment to our Party and our principles?