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1.) Sandra Fluke wants Charlie Sheen to run for office— At least that is what it seemed like she was saying when she said there should be a pro-women litmus test for office holders. TheDC’s Michelle Fields reports:
“Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke said on Tuesday that candidates running for office should have to pass a pro-woman litmus test in order to get elected … ‘There should be a litmus test that they be pro-women so our votes have to include that requirement at least,’ Fluke said. ‘And it should be a litmus test that applies to male candidates as well.'”
Who’s more pro-women than the winningest winner of them all, Charlie Sheen? Well, other than Hugh Hefner. Sheen, after all, wanted to create a porn family at one point. He lived (lives?) with two girlfriends, whom he affectionately calls the “goddesses.” That’s more than pro-women, that’s pro-lots-of-women. When will Fluke give her endorsement?
2.) Illinois is the Land of Lincoln … and Mitt Romney — Mitt Romney scored a big victory in Illinois Tuesday night, TheDC’s Paul Connor reports:
“In his victory speech, Romney focused, as he has done after past wins, on President Barack Obama by trying to paint a contrast between a ‘law professor’ and a ‘businessman.’ ‘I am offering a real choice and a new beginning,’ he declared. ‘I am running for president because I have the experience and the vision to get us out of this mess. We know what Barack Obama’s vision of America is — we’ve all lived it the last three years. Mine is very different.'”
A businessman is a good contrast to Obama. But a wizard would be even better.
3.) White House unclear if bin Laden raid was most audacious plan in the last 500 years or slightly less — Vice President Joe Biden told an audience at a fundraiser that “you can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan.” The military historian who moonlights as vice president was referring to President Obama’s decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Now the White House is attempting to clarify Biden’s remarks, reports TheDC’s Neil Munro:
“’He meant the decision the president made… was a very difficult one,’ said Carney, when asked about Biden’s gaffe. ‘When you’re president, you have to make the tough decisions.’ Carney kept a straight face amid laughter from journalists attending the press conference. But Carney stepped back when asked if the bin Laden raid was more audacious that the D-Day landings on the Nazi-held Normandy coast in June 1944. ‘Well, the historical assessments, I’ll leave to him and others,’ Carney said.”
It is probably fair to presume the reporters were laughing because they thought Biden was being too modest in his assessment: “Only 500 years? Really?”
4.) Mistress Madness — Hacked emails of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad reveal that the embattled authoritarian ruler might have a mistress. Or, alternatively, a close female friend that likes to send him pictures nearly nude in provocative positions. Anyway, this seemed like a good starting port for a slideshow. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler explains:
“Political mistresses are as common as ants at a picnic, and the women behind — rather, under — the politicians are probably more compelling than most of their political careers. Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is the most recent ruler who has raised speculation about keeping a mistress, following recently leaked e-mails showed a half-naked woman in Assad’s inbox … At least King Henry VIII didn’t have the Internet issue, or else he would have been really screwed with all those consorts running gossiping about each other.”
Check out the full slide show.
5.) Poll of the day: Santorum leads in Louisiana –– Magellan Strategies Louisiana presidential primary poll: Rick Santorum 37%, Mitt Romney 24%, Newt Gingrich 21%, Ron Paul 3%. The primary takes place March 24.
6.) BIRTHDAYS! — Queen of Sardinia, Maria Theresa of Tuscany, turns 211 … Actor Matthew Broderick turns 50 (hat tip: Ferris Bueller) … Rosie O’Donnell turns 50 (h/t her biggest fan, Donald J. Trump) … American hero Kevin Federline turns 34.