A few light hors d’oeuvres from the pantry for your mid-day snacking:

* Apparently responding to complaints that he’s Mitt’s Secret Special Friend, Ron Paul includes anti-Romney line in ad slamming all his opponents.

* Another poll (this one from U of Cincy) comes out showing Santorum with double-digit lead in OH.

* In other, less ephemeral, polling news, authoritative Field Poll shows support for same-sex marriage in CA has greatly increased since passage of Prop 8 (RVs now favor legalized gay marriage by 59-34 margin).

* Also in the Golden State, U.S. House Rules Committee chairman David Dreier announced his retirement from Congress, another “victim” of the state’s new independently-run redistricting system.

And in non-political news: a report on the plight of “leap year babies.”

As I reported yesterday, I’ll be offline attending a family funeral through tomorrow. But Jesse Singal is in the kitchen for the rest of today and tomorrow, and will keep you well fed and informed.

See you all Friday.

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.