abfab.jpgIn the airport on my way to Des Moines, where Jeralyn Merritt and I will be bringing you the latest dish from the Iowa caucuses.  In what feels like a replay of last January’s Libby trial, David Shuster is on my plane.  (Coincidence?  I think not.)

Although we still maintain our policy of no endorsement, John Edwards is having a contest — the campaign wants you to submit a 30 second ad saying why you support John Edwards. The judges will be Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards for President campaign manager Congressman David Bonior, Elizabeth Edwards’ brother and NYU Tisch Film School professor Jay Anania, actor and activist James Denton (Desperate Housewives), Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Joe Wineke, and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and me & Christy. You can submit your entries here.

The deadline for submissions is January 16. And I can’t speak for any of the other judges, but Christy is easily swayed by the sight of really nice shoes.

Anyway, we’ve got press credentials and will be at the Polk Convention Center on the night of January 3rd when real-time numbers will be tallied. If you’d like to contribute to our Iowa trip fund, you can do it here. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated — we couldn’t do it without you.