CALL THE MINUTEMEN!….Andy Rotherham makes a pithy remark about Thursday’s spelling bee finale:

Thank God For Katherine Close
She’s the kid who beat back the Canadian menace to win the National Spelling Bee last night. I just don’t think I could have listened to weeks of conservative belly-aching about how an American kid couldn’t win our own spelling bee and the corresponding complaints about our public schools without losing my mind.

Good point. Though it’s undermined a bit by the unending stream of foreign words on the show, including the eventual winner, ursprache, which my dictionary labels as “not completely naturalized.” If we can’t even make English the official language of the National Spelling Bee, what hope do we have for the rest of the country?