Hi … (OPEN THREAD)

Sorry I’ve been absent from blogging today. It’s just been so beautiful here and I needed to stop thinking about the Obama administration for a day or so, especially after reading and writing about this story.

I’ve updated the Hot Headlines with some fresh content, and included in them a flashback to two polls done during the Bush era that clearly show that a majority of Democrats wanted Bush to fail (thanks to Patterico for the reminder on one of them).

Catch ya’ll tomorrow. Please feel free to use this thread as an open thread.