TheDC Morning: Cats refuse to demand Holder’s resignation

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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1.) Cats refuse to demand that Holder resign —  Cats are horrible creatures and not only because they refuse to call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over Operation Fast and Furious. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports: 

“As calls for Eric Holder‘s resignation over the Operation Fast and Furious scandal grow louder, some still have some that have failed to sign the petition against the attorney general. The Daily Caller reached out to 10 cats that have refused to call for the AG’s resignation, or have declined to comment on the matter.”

2.) Iranian leaders just don’t seem to like America very much  — Nice people don’t call for other people to be erased from the map. Reza Khalili reports for TheDC:

“Last year, the U.S. Treasury slapped sanctions on [Gen. Mohammad Rez] Naqdi for human rights abuses during the country’s 2009 pro-democracy uprising. ‘As long as America exists, we will not rest,’ Naqdi said. ‘In revealing the truth about America and the Zionists, we must raise public hate against the despotic powers and create the environment for the destruction of America.”

Isn’t that special?

3.) A brokered brouhaha —  The GOP will have little power over shaping the presidential race if it goes to the Republican convention in Tampa, reports Will Rahn:

“Each state party operates under a different set of voting rules, and each campaign’s ability to understand which state’s delegation can do what — and when — could be a deciding factor. ‘Every state is different. Some states, you vote for the candidate to whom you were pledged in perpetuity. Others, you’re released after the first ballot; others, you’re released after the second ballot; others you’re released after the third ballot,’ Shirley said. The Republican National Committee’s wishes, he said, would be ‘utterly, completely irrelevant.’ They can’t even buy a hot dog,  Shirley quipped.”

Then again, who really wants the RNC to have power over shaping who is the nominee?

4.) It costs money to make a good propaganda film —  It costs in excess of $20,000 a minute to explain just how good President Obama is, reports Jason Howerton.

“Records filed by Obama for America with the Federal Election Commission indicate that the president’s re-election campaign shelled out at least $345,353 to commission ‘The Road We’ve Traveled’  a 17-minute campaign documentary by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim, set for release Thursday. The price comes out to more than $20,300 per minute.”

5.) Poll of the day: Santorum strong in home stateRealClearPolitics average of Pennsylvania GOP primary: Rick Santorum 38.5%, Mitt Romney 23%, Newt Gingrich 10.8%, Ron Paul 9.3%. The primary takes place April 24.

6.) BIRTHDAYS! — Queen consort of Siam Amarindra turns 275… President Andrew Jackson turns 245 … Liberian President Joseph Jenkins Roberts turns 203 … Singer turns 37 (hat tip: Will.i.aint).

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