Watercooler Cheatsheet – FW’s Roundup of This Morning’s Most Emailed Stories


Moved by a Crescent by MAUREEN DOWD – She looks at KAREEN RASHAD SULTAN KHAN, the fallen American soldier and fellow Muslim who motivated COLIN POWELL to publicly back BARACK OBAMA. [NYT]

Palin Clothes Spending Has Dems Salivating, Republicans Disgusted by SAM STEIN – News that SARAH PALIN has spent more than $150,000 on clothing and make-up for herself and her family since her selection as JOHN MCCAIN’s running mate — complete with a slideshow. [HFPO]

Happy Birthday, You Bastard by JOHN SWANSBURG – Why expensive birthday dinners in your late ’20s suck. [Slate]

The punditocracy’s Seven Biggest Plunders of the 2008 election by MICHAEL MADDEN and WALTER SHAPIRO – The title pretty sums this one up — where conventional wisdom has led pundits astray in the past two months. [Salon]

Courtney Sale Ross’ Glorious 740 Park Duplex Very. Very Quietly Asking ‘Over 60 Million’ by MAX ABELSON – In the midst of an economic crisis, this might be New York City’s most expensive apartment deal ever. [NYO]