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THE DAY AFTER: David Brooks and Gail Collins debate results of yesterday’s voting. And David mourns loss of sex hypocrite Rep. Mark Souder….Rand Paul: Just a kinder, gentler Glenn Beck? And BTW, the Rand is short for Randal–not homage to Ayn Rand…..Roundup of other Rand reviews from Nate Silver, David Frum ("GOP has lost its antibodies"), more….Jonah Goldberg just now on Fox: lesson of yesterday is that Obama is "poisonous," somehow overlooking Dems 7 for 7 in special elections under Obama….
NEW EVIDENCE Video has surfaced of entire speech it hit CT candidate Blumenthal for, quoting him saying he served "in" Vietnam–but in first part of speech he clearly said he merely served in Vietnam era. NYT just defended what it did here.
ALABAMA MAN: That now-famous wacky commercial for Dale Peterson, Alabama candidate for Ag Commissioner inspires this Funny or Die takeoff:
BITS AND PIECES "Frontline" gets $6 million to expand year-round….Today’s investigative reporting around the Web you should be reading, from Pro Publica….Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine hitting Arizona law and rightwingers in several tweets today, including: "when the REAL Tea Party happened in the 1700’s, it was an attack against a CORPORATION."..… NYT invites those serving in Afghanistan to send photos, videos, stories. Already up: soldiers from Ft. Drum discuss "fear."