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LAT In 90 Seconds

43126299.jpgSuper Personal Touch: For a story about text message-based dating, the LAT ran a photo of one of the subjects that the subject took himself with his phone. A nice, meta touch — or more evidence that the LAT has fired too many workers?

41944255-291ffdsfd10756.jpgSwing Votes? Seema Mehta, following Sarah Palin on the campaing trail, reports today from Erie, Pa. that crowds booed the VP candidate when she told them, “I am thrilled to be here in the home state of the world-champion Philadelphia Phillies.” Turns out Erie is pretty divided between loyalties to the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cleveland Indians. But to be fair, folks in Erie can practically see Philadelphia from their porches.

43135569-31115309.jpgCoolest Job At The Paper: When we grow up, we want to be Thomas H. Maugh II.

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