I'm going to be tied up the next few days in Las Vegas. Tuesday night is the sneak preview of the PBS American Experience series on Sin City that I've had some hand in and I plan to be there.
In my absence for the rest of the week, I've invited in world-class journo Andrew Gumbel as guest blogger.
Andrew is the widely-traveled, multi-lingual, many-talented Los Angeles-based correspondent for The Independent of London.
His new book, "Steal This Vote," has just gone into a second printing.
Be nice to Andrew because I'll be baaack, as Arnold says.