Every Friday the 13th I’m grateful for not being particularly superstitious, knock on wood.
Here are some midday spoonfuls of Lucky Charms:
* Thad Cochran goes on Fox News and reveals himself to be the one person in American politics who didn’t know what happened to Eric Cantor on Tuesday. Not a real good sign in terms of his already questioned with-it-ness.
* John McCain continues to wax hysterical about the consequences of ignoring his advice to keep U.S. troops in Iraq for a thousand years.
* VA-07 general election now an intramural contest within the Randolph-Macon College faculty.
* Newly in control of the state senate, VA Republicans pass budget without Medicaid expansion, forcing Gov. Terry McAuliffe to risk government shutdown by vetoing it.
* At The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky offers “A Short History of Male Feminism.”
And in non-political news:
* Refs help Brazil in opening World Cup win over Croatia with a “phantom foul” penalty.
As we break for lunch, here’s Jimi Hendrix with “Mr. Bad Luck.”