I’m heading out of town for a few days, so posting today is certain to be light. The rest of the Times crew will fill in Monday through Wednesday, but they might have other things to do from time to time, so be patient. I hope to check in periodically.

For your morning entertainment, the clip of Mike Huckabee saying he wouldn’t run for president. (I still say a possibility remains) is available at realclearpolitics.com. It’s a classic me-me-me Huckabee oration, full of straw men and divine guidance. In the end, he opted for prosperity and security and there’s not a thing wrong with that. Why not just say it and move on?

I’m off now to Little Rock National Airport.