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That was the week that was

Brittany Spears made an appearance in campaign commercials.

The presidential candidates "town halled" individually -- and somewhat relentlessly -- but apparently won't town hall together.

Meanwhile, each presidential campaign accused the other of playing the race card.

Gov. Chris Gregoire got carded at a bar. Challenger Dino Rossi was there for the coin toss at the Spokane Shock game.
And, in what may be a new low water mark for television journalism, Barack Obama was asked the "alien question." (And by this, we don't mean he was asked about people from other countries picking apples in Wenatchee.) It's today's video:

Cue the music from that old '60s TV show:
That was the week that was.
It's over let it go.

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The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.