So, I'm watching The Rachel Maddow Show just a little bit ago because throwing things at the television helps get my heart started in the morning, and in the closing segment she covered some "crime-related" odds and sods: The mysterious rash of looted reliquaries on the Emerald Isle, the solving of the of the Nine Foot Mystery in British Columbia and, finally, the three inmates mistakenly released from the LaPorte County, IN jail over the last month and a half.
During the last bit, while Rachel was talking, the picture cut away from local affiliate footage of the LaPort jail to a still shot of a smiling and waving Mitch Daniels. "Pretty bad news from your state if you're hoping to win your party's vice presidential nomination," intoned Rachel in voiceover.
I'm failing to see the connection; sequiturs don't come much nonner. Then again, our current national Priest Kings are held responsible for everything from the weather to the behavior of foreign peasants, so maybe it's only fair.
Once upon a time, back when we wore bones in our noses and used oak groves as churches, we revered the king until the harvest went bad, and then we killed the dude, because everything that happened to the tribe, good and bad, was his fault. At the rate we're going, we may as well just ditch the whole primaries and elections thing and go back to baking a bean into a sacred cake. At least then we'd have an easy return policy when we got a lemon.