TOE SUCKING….It’s only May, and of course I don’t want to declare any winners yet, but this morning’s LA Times certainly contains a leading contender for favorite headline of the year:

Man Guilty in Toe Sucking

OK, OK, I guess it’s a serious story. Some youth recreation leader ? no, not Dick Morris ? was found guilty of sucking on the toes of a dozen young boys, and the Times story makes it pretty clear that he’s a troubled young man suffering from a compulsion he doesn’t really understand. Still, serious though it may be, it turns out he’s now facing up to 300 years in prison, which seems a mite excessive since no one is suggesting the kids suffered any harm.

Back now to our regularly scheduled serious political commentary.