Quote of the day

Andrew Levine evaluated the 2012 presidential election a few days back:

We’re approaching a stretch of time when it would be a blessing to fall into a stupor; better that than endure two mind-numbing marketing campaigns — one promoting a corporate ass kisser and drone-wielding devil we know, the other a corporate asshole and devil we’d rather not.

Apologies for not putting the point more decorously. But in this instance, let the language reflect William Blake’s teaching: “as the air to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible.”

Atlas shrugged

As he should:

Former Sen. Rick Santorum formally kicked off his 2012 presidential campaign in Somerset, Pennsylvania Monday, saying the birth of the Tea Party helped him understand that the “anxiety and concern that [he has] for the future of this country” is shared by Americans across the country.

“They understand that something is wrong,” the Pennsylvania Republican argued, suggesting President Obama has failed in steering the economy and has devalued “our moral currency.”

“He’s devalued our currency, and he’s not just devalued our currency, he’s devalued our culture,” said Santorum.

The vital question of the moment: Will Johnson & Johnson, the makers of K-Y Jelly, support Santorum’s campaign with a donation?