DEMOCRATIC BALLS….Over at Needlenose, Swopa notes that the Democratic presidential candidates seem to have grown some cojones recently, and wonders if it has anything to do with the surprising second quarter fundraising success of Howard “I’m Mad As Hell” Dean.

Maybe so, maybe so. Of course, I imagine that the ongoing problems in Iraq combined with the public unraveling of the administration’s WMD stories might have something to do with it too….