Special "where's the irresponsible press?" edition. One could interpret this one as congratulating the press.
1. I have to say that I'm disappointed in the failure of the irresponsible press to press harder on creating rumors and speculation about Barack Obama dumping Joe Biden, including the perfectly natural (if, you know, not gonna happen) idea that Biden and Hillary Clinton will switch jobs. There was a fair amount six and twelve months ago, but just because it's been denied and just because it's preposterous doesn't mean people have to drop it -- does it?
2. I'm also...well, not exactly disappointed, but I guess surprised that we haven't had a good Mitt Romney hair and/or plastic surgery scandal. In fact, I've been expecting one for some time, but have been reluctant to note it because I don't really want to be the one who starts something. My vague understanding of it, not immediately knocked down by thirty seconds of searching, is that he claims to not dye his hair, which is presumably not true at all. I do recall that Ronald Reagan's claim that he didn't dye his hair was in fact a minor scandal from time to time, or at least people made a fuss over it; I'm not aware of anyone talking about Mitt's hair, other than to praise it. (And I'd still love to see evidence of how old people think the Mittster is; my guess is that he's about ten years older than people think).
3. And it's a little early yet, but where is all the irresponsible speculation about an October Surprise?
4. OK, enough with the press, and back to the original: yeah, yeah, Fairness Doctrine.