Is This Anything?

A “test map” for NBC’s election results tomorrow night somehow got released.

It shows the Prez winning with 280, and Mitt with 257.  Don’t know about that missing electoral vote.  The separate vote available in one of Maine’s districts?

The map gives Obama Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Iowa.  Mitt gets Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado.

So if you’re doing a test map, do you just throw up any old results, or do you use what you think is most likely to happen?

When Is an Insult Not an Insult?

When is an insult not an insult?  When it’s a “gift.”  That’s what Mitt Romney called Hilary Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney had never actually worked a day in her life.  Mitt said this at a $50,000 a person Palm Beach fundraiser at a private estate.  NBC reporter Garrett Haake heard Mitt because he was sitting on the sidewalk outside the event, which was held outdoors in a tent.

Ann Romney didn’t seem offended either.  She called it “my early birthday present” and said, “I loved it.”

So I think the Romney campaign needs to shut down the faux outrage machine.  Among their own (other very rich people), both Romneys felt comfortable saying how they really felt and high-fiving the crowd over their lucky break.

You think the Romneys would have learned from President Obama’s “clinging to their guns and religion” comment at a California fundraiser in 2008, that there is no such thing as a true private event any more.

If the Romneys revealed how cynical they are, the White House/Obama campaign revealed how craven they are when they fell all over themselves condemning Hilary Rosen.  Pretty pathetic all around.

Let’s get back to forced vaginal probes, people.

War with Iran?

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald is reporting that Gen. Barry McCaffrey told NBC News executives in a briefing on January 12 that he expected war with Iran within 90 days — and that they would start it.

We’ve had the Yom Kippur War back in 1973, will there be a Passover War?

I don’t know if it will happen that quickly, but I think there will be military action, if not outright war, by the end of this year.