And now the most compelling two minutes in television, the latest from the political grapevine:
Kind of Wrongheaded?
John Kerry (search) has long said he never actually witnessed any of the atrocities he complained to Congress in 1971 his fellow soldiers had committed in Vietnam. But he did admit to taking part in free-fire zones, harassing Vietnamese, and burning down the houses of noncombatants, all of which he said -- "are contrary to the ... laws of warfare" and technically made him -- "guilty" of war crimes.
Today, however, Kerry says those were just -- "accidents of war that were completely unavoidable." Kerry, quoted by the Chicago Tribune, then calls military policies in Vietnam -- "kind of wrongheaded."
Speaking of Kerry, Time magazine has uncovered files from when a 10-year-old Kerry attended an elite boarding school in Switzerland for a short time. One evaluation calls Kerry -- "outgoing and friendly, but needs to learn more self-control."
And in a letter to Kerry's parents, the school's headmaster says -- "Johnny... has developed a rather excessive amount of self-confidence due to his achievements and we find it necessary to take gentle repressive measures from time to time."
Public Opinion on Gay Marriage
Three months ago -- just after the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have a right to marry -- a Boston Globe poll found that 43 percent of Massachusetts residents opposed gay marriage.
But since then, according to those who conducted the poll, there has been a -- "backlash" against gay marriages. A new poll shows that 53 percent now oppose gay marriage.
Meanwhile, the executive coordinator for Yale University's Lesbian and Gay studies program seems hopeful that Americans will accept not only gay marriages, but also adultery.
Jonathan Katz, talking on NPR, says monogamy is -- "one of the pillars of heterosexual marriage and perhaps its key source of trauma."
Corroborating His Account
Even the dependably liberal New Yorker Magazine has found a witness who helps corroborate President Bush's National Guard service in 1972 and 1973. A lawyer from Birmingham, Mavanee Bear, says she worked with President Bush at that time and specifically remembers -- "plenty of times" President Bush rescheduled meetings because he said he had to perform Guard duties.
Bear says she specifically remembers President Bush because, after working together, the two dated for some time. So, she says, -- "I know he served."
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
With more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from, Brit Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel (FNC) and contributes to all major political coverage. Hume also is regular panelist on FOX's weekly public affairs program, "FOX News Sunday" on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET. Click here for more information on Brit Hume.