In this issue: COMMENT br>"Um, Pathetic", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Liberal attacks against Pres. Obama's health-care plan. THE TALK OF THE TOWN br>"Timber!", by Ben McGrath: A lesson in proper chain-saw technique. br>"Diller at Ninety-Two", by Tad Friend: One of the pioneers of female stand-up comedy. PROFILES br>"Number Nine" by Lauren Collins: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's high-profile debut.SHOUTS & MURMURS br>"The Cursing Mommy Cooks Italian", by Ian Frazier: The Cursing Mommy gets interrupted while trying to make risotto. POP MUSIC br>"What Do You Want?", by Sasha Frere-Jones: Annie's underground mainstream. THE CURRENT CINEMA br>"Hard Days and Nights", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Youth in Revolt and Sweetgrass.