And now the most interesting two minutes in television, the latest from the political grapevine:
Ralph on His Rivals
Ralph Nader's (search) presidential campaign has now qualified for federal matching funds, having raised $600,000 so far. The Kerry campaign, by comparison, has raised more than 80 times that, and the Bush campaign has raised more than 300 times that.
But that isn't stopping Nader, who is now calling for all U.S. troops to leave Iraq within the next six months. Nader says President Bush is a -- "messianic militarist" and John Kerry is -- "stuck in the Iraq quagmire the way Bush is."
But, Nader says, he'd rather Kerry win in November because Kerry would at least -- "slow the deterioration of the country."
A new poll out of Britain shows that only 41 percent of Britons now say the war in Iraq was justified, down from 53 percent three months ago. What's more, according to the ICM Research poll, 68 percent of Britons say they have little or no confidence in the U.S. to handle the situation in Iraq.
However, a majority of Britons say both British and American troops should stay in Iraq as long as necessary. Meanwhile, a new poll out of Japan, conducted by the Yomiuri Shimbun, shows 60 percent of Japanese approve of their own troops being in Iraq. That's up from 53 percent three months ago.
But in Spain -- which recently announced an immediate withdrawal from Iraq -- a new poll, conducted by Noxa Consulting, shows 78 percent of Spaniards agree with that decision.
You Break It, It's Yours?
According to Bob Woodward's new book "Plan of Attack," Secretary of State Colin Powell told President Bush before the war in Iraq that, if the U.S. actually went to war, -- "the Pottery Barn rule [would take effect]: you break it, it's yours."
But Pottery Barn doesn't want anyone thinking it actually has such a rule. So it's having a spokeswoman inform media that, in fact, when something is broken in the store, it's written off as a loss.
Ditched the Divisive Logo
The school board of Brattleboro Union High in Brattleboro, Vermont, has decided to hold on to its mascot name, "The Colonel," but abandon the -- "divisive" logo that accompanies it.
Some Brattleboro Community members claim the Colonel resembles a southern slave owner and is therefore offensive. So the school board -- by a margin of 8 to 1 -- voted to lose the logo.... despite the fact that, according to the Brattleboro Reformer, 62 percent of students voted to keep it.
— 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.