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(Fact-free 5ive) Faux Noise hard at work: All that is missing is hair pulling.
- Outreach - Wingnuttia held its minorities and women outreach planning sessions at an exclusive (restricted?) golf resort located on the site of a former ante-bellum plantation, specifically in the 374-seat Burwell Plantation Room. But not to worry, Vaginal Probe enthusiast Gov. Rob McDonnell sets us straight:
"“This is about tone," McDonnell said, as quoted by the Washington Post. "It’s about messaging and it’s about showing people what we’re for instead of what we’re against."
Couldn't have said it better myself, Bob. (TPM)
- Whipped - Famous Appalachian Trail-hiking fiend and amateur castanets impresario former SC Governor Mark Sanford checked with his ex-wife to seek her permission before announcing his running for Congress (and not for south of the border). (TPM)
- RIP, Dear Abby - Pauline Friedman Phillips has gone to the great advice column in the sky after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 94. The Dear Abby column is now written by her daughter, also named Pauline Phillips, so the tradition continues. (WaPo)