Good morning! You were promised a Mystery Blogger, and here, I am, dropping my veil, so to speak. I’m Adele Stan, Washington correspondent for AlterNet, where I have the privilege of covering the presidential race and all manner of things. Thank you, Brother Kilgore and WaMo Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris for having me back.

It’s been a wild week, what with Rush Limbaugh laying bare what’s really behind the Republican consternation over birth control, Rick Santorum’s allegations of foul play in the Michigan primary, the death of provocateur Andrew Breitbart, and announcements by Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine; and Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif., that they would not seek re-election. Then there’s the attempted comeback of former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., who announced his intention to re-up for that spot, to the dismay of many progressives.

Oh, and today Republicans are caucusing in Washington State, where Romney looks to be ahead, but Santorum remains a threat.

I’ll take a stab at unpacking a couple of these happenin’s. Got that second pot of coffee brewing.