Andrew Breitbart, dead at 43; suddenly, during a late-night walk, of apparent heart failure, during the GOP primaries.
The Obamacare birth-control coverage* provisions kicking in -- and kicking up a storm -- in the middle of those selfsame primaries.
...And every time the primary has an interesting race, a major celebrity dies just in time to knock it out of the news cycle.
I'm not paranoid, but if I was in the 'noid business, I'd be pairing them off and readying them for sale in anticipation of a boom market.
* As the "compromise" offers were described, it occurred to me that none of the principals involved in figuring them out had grasped the futility of offering what amounts to plausible deniability and a system of cut-outs to people who operate in the certainty that an omniscient Deity is keeping track. This kind of mess is exactly what the First Amendment was supposed to cause the fed.gov to avoid. See what happens when you try to cheat the operating system? --No, they don't.
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