Despite its best efforts to get TV advertisements for Fahrenheit 9/11 barred from television by calling their broadcast illegal "electioneering," a conservative advocacy group has been shot down by the Federal Election Committee, it was revealed yesterday. We can't know this for sure, but we suspect that upon hearing the news, the members of R.E.M. spontaneously began singing "Shiny Happy People." (If you don't know the band's feelings on our commander in chief, see the item a ways below.)