Here’s the evening’s hot political item:
John Kerry’s communications director has resigned over differences in the direction of the Democrat’s presidential campaign.
Chris Lehane’s departure comes amid speculation of a wider shake-up in the Kerry campaign, which has been torn by internal fights and a lack of public support from the candidate.
Kerry, a Massachusetts senator once considered the leading contender in a nine-person field, has seen his campaign eclipsed by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.
The good news is, it’s still early enough in the campaign for a personnel shake-up to do some good.
The bad news? The Kerry campaign can’t replace the candidate.