How timely when we have a 3 PM appointment to see the Seattle Picasso exhibit today! I had heard that Picasso's estate included mostly paintings that came to make up the Parisian museum from which the traveling exhibit is taken from. If the find reported below is true, they certainly didn't get them all!
The cache of work dates from 1900 to 1932 - Picasso's most creative period - and includes lithographs, portraits, watercolors and sketches. There are also nine Cubist collages worth an estimated $56 million.
CNN: STATE OF THE UNION - McCain compares Sarah Palin to Reagan
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said China is not doing its part to avert a conflict between North Korea and South Korea after the former launched an artillery attack on a border island that killed two marines and two civilians. China has called for emergency talks, but the United States and South Korea have been critical that it hasn't done more to reign in its enigmatic ally, North Korea. "Unfortunately, China is not behaving as a responsible world power," McCain said. "It cannot be in China's long-term interest to see a renewed contest on the Korean peninsula."
McCain compared his former running mate, Sarah Palin, to former President Ronald Reagan, noting that some viewed Reagan as divisive too. "I think that anybody who has the visibility that Sarah has is obviously going to have some divisiveness," McCain said. "I remember that a guy named Ronald Reagan used to be viewed by some as divisive. ... I think she had a positive impact on the last election, and I'm proud of her."
Before we break, there’s one unlikely Democrat you might compare to Sarah Palin when it comes to being a natural: the generally incomparable Bill Clinton. One clear similarity: moxie. While some mortals might have gone away after that humiliating pounding that Sarah Palin took in 2008, she’s been something of a comeback kid herself.