Here’s today’s mid-day snacks:

* Gov. Bob McDonnell now hedging on immediate signature of VA ultrasound bill. His old buddies at Regents University must be livid.

* Another poll, this one from Marist, shows Romney and Santorum very close in Michigan. But Mitt has big lead among those who have already voted via absentee ballot.

* Sudden Obama announcement that he favors lower corporate tax rates in exchange for loophole closing presumably an effort to preempt big Romney tax plan rollout.

* Obama campaign also announces 35–that’s right, 35–co-chairs. If you can’t find some point of identity with one or more of these folks, then you are not a targeted voter.

* Byron York reports 70% of Americans believe in the existence of Satan, which is what Santorum’s friends and some ignorant pundits would have us believe all the controversy is about.

And on the nonpolitical front:

* If you aren’t into Ash Wednesday, it’s also National Margarita Day!

I’ll be back shortly, with a grey smear on my forehead.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.