EARLY DAYS….Steve Benen surveys the newly emerging field of Barack Obama smear-ology and finds the wingnuts falling down on the job:

I?m sure GOP attack dogs will dig up plenty of dirt on Obama, and if they don?t, they?ll make stuff up. But in the meantime, we?re left with a progressive, church-going Democrat with big ears. C?mon, right-wing machine, what kind of smear-job is this?

Better idiots, please.