Annotations & Elucidations The Big Game

Everyone knows the story du jour. The first two pieces have ample comment from our leadership. Meanwhile, President Obama is getting into the minds of our school children (You will worship me! You will worship me!) I wish I could go on, but I'm off to the Big Game tonight at RFK Stadium: D.C. United v. Seattle Sounders FC for the U.S. Open Cup championship! (See the great Jack Bell's New York Times "Goal" soccer blog.) Lots more tomorrow.

News:

* Thesis Issue Builds, McDonnell Tries to Move On (Washington Post)

* Conservatives wary of McDonnell's changed views (AP/WVEC.com)

McDonnell lead halved after '89 thesis surfaced (Washington Times)

McDonnell thesis shows his true colors, GOP foes say (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell defends writings from past (Roanoke Times)

McDonnell Tries to Salvage Women's Votes (Washington Post)

McDonnell plan prioritizes education spending (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

VEA derides McDonnell's plan to raise salaries (Roanoke Times)

National News:

Critics Decry Obama's 'Indoctrination' Plan for Students (FoxNews.com)

Commentary:

The Macaca Thesis (Ruth Marcus/Washington Post)