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1.) Meghan McCain for the win — Perhaps upset that Soledad O’Brien had at least temporarily replaced her as the most vacuous woman on television, Meghan McCain seemingly launched a campaign to reclaim her standing. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports on McCain’s words of wisdom:
“MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain played 20 questions with Playboy and answered questions about politics, her body and her love of sex … McCain also self-generated a rumor that she is a lesbian — when nobody suggested that she is — by saying: ‘I’m not a lesbian, if that’s what you’re asking. I’d be the first person to tell the world I was gay. I’m not private about anything. I think you should live how you should live. But I’m strictly dickly. I can’t help it. I love sex and I love men.'”
Strictly-dickly? Well played Meghan. But it will take far more than that to replace O’Brien, given the points she earned for her epic on-air humiliation last week. Right now, think Tiger Woods at the height of his career. That’s where O’Brien is. It is going to take some consistently excellent buffoonery to replace her as TV’s biggest female clown.
2.) Clooney presents talking plan to save Sudan — Give some credit to George Clooney for caring about an issue as serious as Sudan, but his plan for action doesn’t sound all that convincing. TheDC’s Neil Munro reports:
“Heartthrob actor George Clooney wants the U.S. government to help stop the Sudan government’s bombing raids and attacks on the many Christians and animists living in southern Sudan. He visited the White House today to pitch his message to President Barack Obama for 15 minutes. He gave a short press conference on the White House driveway, and announced that Sudan’s war-crimes could be prevented by talk.”
What a plan! After all, history has proven that the one thing that stops maniacally evil dictators is lots of talking. They just love Swiss gabfests.
3.) Romney masterpiece non-answer — Responding to Rick Santorum’s stand that before Puerto Rico is considered for statehood, it should adopt English as its official language, Mitt Romney provided a whopper of a non-answer. TheDC’s Will Rahn reports:
“When asked if Romney agreed with Santorum’s comments, his campaign replied with something of a non-answer. ‘Governor Romney believes that English is the language of opportunity and supports efforts to expand English proficiency in Puerto Rico and across America,’ spokesperson Andrea Saul said in a statement. ‘However, he would not, as a prerequisite for statehood, require that the people of Puerto Rico cease using Spanish.'”
Say what you will about Mitt Romney, but at least with him you have no idea where he stands. It gives you hope that your positions are his positions.
4.) No More Commandments Controversy for Moore — The Ten Commandment judge is coming back, but he won’t make the Ten Commandments an issue this time around, reports TheDC’s Alex Pappas:
“Former Alabama Supreme Court justice Roy Moore was ousted from office almost a decade ago for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument he placed in the state’s judicial building. But now that the nationally known ‘Ten Commandments judge’ is poised to re-join the state’s highest court as chief justice after winning his Republican primary race Tuesday, Moore told The Daily Caller that he has no plans to revive the issue and return the Ten Commandments bust to the building.”
5.) Poll of the day: Romney leads nationally — National GOP presidential primary poll: Mitt Romney 34.7%, Rick Santorum 29.3%, Newt Gingrich 14.3%, Ron Paul 11.1%.
6.) BIRTHDAYS! — President James Madison turns 261 (Hat tip: Dolly Parton) .. Japanese Emperor Ninko turns 212 … Comedian Jerry Lewis turns 86 … Flavor Flav turns 53.
AUDIO: Newt attacks Charles Krauthammer