What the hell is Peter Uebberoth (search) up to? He’s on my show yesterday saying he'd make a great governor of California. And less than 12 hours later, he quits.

It's true that I didn’t ask him directly, “Sir, are you about to bow out of the race?” but his answers indicated he still thought — as of 5 p.m. ET Monday — that he was the Golden State’s best choice.

So what happened? Did he go home to find his wife saying, “Honey,you sucked on the Gibson show. You better quit?” Is that what happened?

Enquiring minds want to know.

And just to keep you up to date on my favorite subject, the French — this item on the summer heat deaths...

It’s now up to 15,000 deaths — mostly the elderly — during the summer heat wave.

Proportionally, that's roughly akin to 90,000 seniors dying from heat in the U.S.

Does anybody think President Bush could keep his job one day if 90,000 seniors dropped dead because it got hot for three weeks?

This is French, as in dumb to the nth degree.

In the aftermath of so many families losing granny, the French government is admitting, “Well yes. Maybe too many of us go away for August holiday. Maybe the doctors and nurses should stay on duty, or maybe the adult children of these elderly victims should have stayed home from their mandatory holiday and actually taken care of granny.”

This is a matter of some weighty debate for the French. Let’s see... granny versus holiday. Hmmm... tough decision time in Paris.

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