I have to attend to my weekly grocery and pharmacy shopping trip for an elderly woman in my neighborhood in a few minutes (which keeps me in touch with the particular consumer needs I’ll soon be sharing!), but here are some tidbits left over from today’s news:

* Local news reports in Mobile on the horrific beating of a white man by a group of African-Americans paints a far more complicated picture than the one drawn in crayon by conservative bloggers yesterday of an innocent victim of race-mad avengers of Trayvon Martin.

* New poll shows dead heat in Arizona, a state generally assumed to be Romney Country.

* Report indicates that so far, Team Romney has spent just under $30 per vote in the primaries, and just over 200k per delegate.

* Jimmy Carter goes off-message, says he’d be “comfortable” with a President Romney.

* Celebrity White House party-crasher Tareq Salahi mulls another party-crash: considering GOP run for governor of Virginia.

And in non-political news:

* Infidelity-promoting website AshleyMadison offers million smacker reward to anyone who can prove they slept with Tim Tebow. Gird up thy loins, Tim.

That’s all for today, folks!


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.