And it's looking pretty certain for McCain--we saw a poll from Alabama, of all places, showing McCain with a double digit lead there, so the Straight Talker should have it virtually wrapped up by next Wednesday.
All of which is too bad. We were hoping for a deadlocked convention, but Rudy G. was so lame it was never to be. And with McCain as the nominee, it's highly unlikely that Bloomberg will run as an indie. So it will be a typical election year after all, with a long, slow summer.
We liked this quote from the more objective, news side, of the Wall Street Journal today, in a story on how Bush's successor will be constrained by debt: "George W. Bush took office in 2001 with budget surpluses projected to stretch years into the future. But it is almost certain the when he returns to Texas next year, the president will leave behind a trail of deficits and debt that will sharply constrain his successor."
How true. And we can thank Limbaugh and Coulter and Faux News and the Weakly Standard for helping W leave that legacy. As we said yesterday, they deserve McCain.
You might not hear much more from us this weekend--despite the Maine GOP caucuses: tomorrow is young Curmudgeon No. 1's bar mitzvah, so we may be a little tied up!