The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Aung Sung Suu Kyi’s release, Cindy McCain’s anti-DADT video, and Sarah Palin’s Reality Series

- Cindy McCain joined multiple other celebrities in a video opposing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. No word yet from one of its main supporters, her husband John McCain . [ AmericaBlog ]

- Is Nancy Pelosi for House minority leader a horrible idea or exactly what the Democrats need ? [ Washington Post ]

- The release of Aung Sung Suu Kyi , the pro-democracy leader in Myanmar, is near. Her detention period ends on Saturday. [ New York Times ]

- The first reviews of Sarah Palin’s Alaska , Sarah Palin ‘s new reality series, are out, and it’s less drama, less politics, more beautiful Alaskan wilderness. [ New York Times ]

- When it comes to welfare reform, women and large families are the biggest losers. [ The Guardian ]

- The life of Kay Thompson , the woman who penned the Eloise series, wasn’t all tra-la-la and ordering strawberry leaves from room service at the plaza, according to a new biography by Sam Irvin. [ New York Times ]

Photograph of Aung Suu Kyi supporter courtesy STR for Getty Images .