Newsweek's Campaign Opus

Last week, Newsweek unleashed its quadrennial campaign opus—a deeply-reported piece of writing that spans some 50,000 words. Major revelations include Sarah Palin appearing in a towel before McCain aides; a shadowy cyber-attack on both campaigns; and a full list of the negative commercials the McCain campaign deemed too ugly to air. The Daily Beast staff has plowed through the article's seven chapters and presents a guide to the scoopiest bits. You'll never think of the 2008 campaign the same way again.