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TRAIL MIX: Bishops Use iPod to Encourage Youth Voters, Michelle Obama Makes Well-Dressed List

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TRAIL MIX: Bishops Use iPod to Encourage Youth Voters, Michelle Obama Makes Well-Dressed List

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In today's review of newspaper campaign blogs: Clinton bows out of anti-Ahmedinjedad rally, iPods are used to lure Catholic youth to polls, People Magazine's best and worst dressed list, and hopes for a return of "non-political" science to the White House. Palin "in," Clinton "out" of UN rally The TrailWashington PostBy Ann E. Kornblut and Colum Lynch Although reported in numerous leading blogs that both Senator Clinton and Governor Palin would both appear at the anti-Ahmedinejad rally at the United Nations next Monday, Clinton has decided not to attend. She had committed to attend the rally having supported the umbrella of Jewish organizations sponsoring the event previously, and believes that the issue is an important one to her constituents. She withdrew once she learned that the event organizers had extended a last-minute invitation to Gov. Palin and then stated that she did not want the event to take on a partisan tone. Although Gov. Palin has no record of interest on issues involving Iran, Kornblut and Lynch of the Trail point out that her advisor and debate prep coach does. Mark Wallace left a position as the Bush administration's representative for UN Management and Reform earlier this year and became executive director of United Against Iran, an organization established this summer to draw attention to Tehran's nuclear ambitions. iPods used by Bishops to lure faithful youthBy Michelle Boorstein Catholic voters, who make up approximately 20% of all voters, have been aggressively courted this year by both political parties. As in most election years, the American bishops put out documents meant to guide the faithful in their choices. This year's guide, called "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," is aimed at younger Catholics who, as Michelle Boorstein points out, are increasingly Latino and who account for half of the Catholics under the age of 40 in the United States. In an effort to get these Catholic Americans and to familiarize them with their voters' guide, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops are giving away free digital recording devices to a randomly selected person who registers on the guide's Web site. They also announced that it had put a video quiz about its position on YouTube and a page on Facebook. Representing the Bishops is Steve Angrisino, who is popular among Christian youths and who asks in the YouTube video, "The Catholic Church is involved in politics because ... yo? A. We have nothing better to do? B. We love going to Washington D.C.? C. To defend human life and protect the weak and the vulnerable?..." People magazine's fashion statementOn PoliticsUSA TodayBy Jill Lawrence People Magazine's Best and Worst Dressed issue will hit the newsstands Friday and in it Michelle Obama has made People magazines list of the 10 best-dressed women of 2008. …

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