ISP: Snake In A Toilet

On today's show: Brownback bails on 2008 race; a look at college students today; and a live snake found in a Brooklyn toilet.

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later.

The field of 2008 presidential contenders on both sides of the aisle is just too big. The debates are like watching a Chekhov play, with too many characters and too many plot lines.

The AP is reporting that Sen. Sam Brownback, a Kansas Republican, will drop out tomorrow. I'm sure that's no surprise, considering he finished the third quarter of fundraising with just $94,000 on hand, seventh among the GOP rivals.

He already said he won't be seeking another term in the U.S. Senate. So, what's next for him? I bet he runs for governor of Kansas in 2010.

We are 77 days away from the Iowa GOP Caucus, guys! If you need to catch up on your election trivia and learn a little more about the contenders, check out these sites:

CBS Politics Page
YouTube 2008 Site

And here's a cool new site—American politics from a European perspective. It's called Ipol In America. A French journalist and blogger launched it recently:

Ipol In America

And for you real pros, I like this one:


And this one:

Washington Post 2008 Coverage

Also on the show today, a look at popular online video called "A Vision of Students Today." It's the work of a cultural anthropologist named Mike Wesch and 200 students at Kansas State University.

I'll let the video speak for itself. It's well done.