NO IOWA FOR HILLARY? Oh, the intrigue! The New York Times' Adam Nagourney reports that Hillary Clinton's number 2 campaign aide, Mike Henry, authored a memo advising Clinton to skip the Iowa caucuses entirely and focus on states she is more likely to win, such as New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, and Florida. How did Nagourney get his paws on the memo? From an unnamed "rival campaign," of course.

The Clinton camp rushed to distance itself from the document, saying it reflected Henry's personal opinion and that the Senator would definitely be participating in the Iowa caucuses.

Any bets on who the rival camp was? Edwards seems the more obvious beneficiary of Clinton skipping Iowa, as it would reaffirm his front-runner status there. But the Obama campaign strikes me as the one more likely to have pulled off this kind of PR stunt.

--Dana Goldstein

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