- Bill Clinton “has offered to submit future charitable and business activities to strict ethics reviews” if Hillary Clinton is nominated as sec/state, and has also agreed “to disclose many” of his “previous donors,” sources said (Wall Street Journal).
- Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) offered HRC an “alternative” yesterday — “to be a senior member of the Senate team aiming to overhaul” healthcare (Los Angeles Times).
- After pulling ahead by 3,724 votes yesterday, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) defeated 40-year veteran Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) (Juneau Empire). Stevens has not yet called to concede and “could ask for a recount,” but his camp “would have to pay for it” (Anchorage Daily News).
- Stephen Baldwin “was just kidding about the promise he made” to “leave the country” if Obama was elected. But, “if they legalize gay marriage in all 50 states,” he will “get a Billy Ray Cyrus tattoo on [his] butt to go with the Hannah Montana one” (New York Post).
- Rep.-elect Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who came to DC “with a cot wrapped in duct tape,” plans to “sleep” in his office and “bundle together his ‘socks and undies’ to take home every weekend” to be washed (Politico).
- “Matthews is extremely threatened by Hillary Clinton and powerful women in general. He is not gay, but the guy is not interested in women, they don’t excite him” — clinical pyschologist Deborah Goldstein, giving her diagnosis of Chris Matthews (New York Post).
- Jenna and Barbara Bush were on hand at the WH yesterday to show Malia and Sasha Obama their new “living quarters” (Chicago Sun-Times blog).
- In a “3 minute interview” with the Washington Examiner, GOP strategist Kevin Madden left no analogy behind, noting that GOPers are like “orphans at a picnic,” and that in order for the “ball to bounce, it has to hit rock bottom.”