Ever heard that long-winded version of "duh" that goes: "History repeats itself"?? Like with Agyness Deyn and Roxette, or the great Ottoman empire tulip bubble and our high-interest loan-fueled economy? (Market: up! Mood: Less so!) Anyway today history repeated itself with Obama Girl. And the Young Republicans...

  • Who just keep getting busted for sexual assault!
  • Sort of the same way Teen Vogue interns keep landing highly deserved clothing line deals.
  • As the celebrity sartorial complex once again augments a female celebrity to the point that my blind grandmother would not recognize her.
  • Barry Bonds broke some record even I am aware of.
  • And oh yeah a deeply bronzed, and talented, and scantily clad young lady starred in a "viral" video meant to drum up support for (uh, awareness of?) Barack Obama (or deeply bronzed scantily-clad young ladies.)
  • Students who attend fancy high schools where they teach economics turn out to know more about economics than students who attend schools where the economics suck.
  • It rained in New York. Not able to sign onto Nexis right now so you're gonna have to take my word that it's happened before.
  • Fred Thompson shuffled his not-quite-yet-a-presidential campaign team.
  • And low ratings for the Democratic debate drummed up fears the nation might be totally ignorant.