It’s been a while, but I’m finally slipping back into the water here at PD, to either the delight or chagrin of many of you to be sure.

So what’s been going on?

It’s been an eventful month since the longest Presidential campaign in history ended. We’ve elected the first African-American (and according to some the most liberal) President in history.

My home, the City of Philadelphia, saw the end to it’s 25 year sports championship drout with my beloved Phillies winning the World Series.

My lovely girlfriend accepted my proposal of marriage, something nearly as historic and unexpected as the last two items if you were to have asked friends of mine just a year or so ago.

And now comes the latest: there are reports that former President Bill Clinton’s name is being bandied about as a potential replacement for his wife Hillary, who was introduced today as Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of State.

It seems unlikely that Bill would become only the third former President to return to D.C. as a member of Congress, although one of the more arcanely funny bits of trivality is that he’d be the second impeached President to return to the Capitol. Yes, our old amigo Andrew Johnson was elected back to the Senate just seven years after becoming the first President to be impeached.

While I’m sure Bill has asked former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer for his list of “contacts” he could use, he should probably not get too excited, as there have been more likely candidates mentioned for Governor David Paterson is likely to consider:

There are a number of contenders, including at least eight members of New York’s delegation in the House of Representatives, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, Caroline Kennedy, and her cousin, Robert Kennedy Jr.

I am trying to verify if the rumor that only male interns would be allowed to work in a theoretical Senator Bill Clinton’s office is true.

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