BUT DID HE TIE STUDENT TO ROOF OF CAR? Expect major GOP hits today on Wash Post probe of Mitt Romney’s prep school days when he was Prankster in Chief but not always in fun way—such as forcibly cutting the hair of kid with odd haircut and incidents that suggest homophobia. Of course, same critics never have problem with digging into Obama’s distant past, or even birth. Update: Romney has now admitted to “hijinks” in past but refused to comment on the worst examples and denies any were anti-gay. Meanwhile, ABC reports that his campaign is trying to ge former classmates to say good things about him–and failing so far, in fact some say more bad things, e.g. a "Lord of the Flies" guy.
Watch Lawrence O’Donnell hail Fox’s Shep Smith for bravely (considering where he works) backing gay marriage… Watch Jon Stewart mock North Carolina vote banning gay unions (and, whoops, hetero benefits, too)… And watch below as Romney gets angry and scolds Colorado TV reporter who dares to ask him about gay marriage and medical marijuana, calling them issues of “insignificance.”
DICK LUGAR: BOOGIE KNIGHT? Jon Stewart last night lamented the loss of Dick Lugar, “our best porn-named Senator.” Your other nominations?
WERE MEDIA MASSAGED ON WHITE HOUSE AND GAY MARRIAGE? Doubt the media still call the tune in this year’s election race? What most took to be simply another Biden “gaffe” on Meet the Press in letting “slip” his backing for gay marriage now looks more like a trial balloon. President Obama summoned ABC’s Robin Roberts to the White House for an exclusive—unscheduled— interview early this afternoon knowing she would be asking about his “evolving” position on the issue, as pressure built. And sure enough: in the interview, he came out with same-sex marriage, at least, fully evolved (even while noting this was merely a “personal” view, he’ll still leave it to the states).