1. . . . That’s how German Chancellor Angela Merkel found herself at Camp David over the weekend (and on Monday in Chicago for a NATO summit with 60 mostly-men world leaders) for a meeting of G-8 leaders to talk about the intertwined economies of the U.S , France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia and the looming debt crisis.

  2. . . . She’s often the only woman in the room at all of those meetings she attends. Wonder if she’s lonely for female companionship.

  3. . . . She seems to be the only leader that President Obama kisses when they meet. All the others are handshakes, very hetero.

  1. JUST ASKING. Marco Rubio, the junior senator (R) from Florida . . . who died and made him king? He had an awful lot to say (on Fox News Sunday) about everything: politics, the election, Obama, the economy, voting blocks, etc.

  2. . . . Every interview somebody has with him is called an “exclusive,” a maximally overused term by the ever-intrusive media hounds.

  3. . . . Everybody’s courting him and flocking to his feet.