Other than beginning to run out of old rock videos with “morning” themes faster than I had imagined possible, I’m having a pretty good day. Here’s some tasty news treats:

* Whoa! Michelle Malkin goes medieval on Juan Williams for suggesting there’s racism in Tea Party. You have to wonder how long Williams can last on Fox.

* AP survey of economists yields prediction that unemployment rate will slowly drift below 8% by Election Day.

* WSJ reports Dems struggling to finance convention because they’ve banned contributions from corporations and lobbyists and unions are unhappy with site.

* Romney shirking Spanish-language media. A sign he expects running-mate to handle that chore?

* Least surprising news of the day: Courtesy visit with Roger Ailes now routine for GOPers traveling to NY to shake money tree.

And in non-political news:

* USAToday reports all blue-eyed people may be distant cousins. Hilariously, AOL video discusses which celebrities might be related.

Back within the hour with regular blogging.

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.