Startling stuff below the fold Cherie Berry doesn't have the brains god gave an animal cracker Tom Fetzer: Still not gay? David who? Judge not, lest ye be elected Strange bed fellows? Phil Strach and Kim Strach Blue NC's blog Comments Calling Bank Run Burr They need your financial wisdom in Greece. Does anybody besides me think it's unseemly that the NC GOP's legal counsel is married to the deputy director of the Campaign Finance Division of the North Carolina's Board of Elections? Or maybe they're just kissing cousins? Could be why we have yet to hear any follow-up about the travel shenanigans of former Republican gubernatorial candidates. I'm sure Fetzer just LOVES having legal counsel who can get inside information about what the SBOE is doing - or not doing. As you say, it sheds a whole new light on how Republicans have been gaming the board for years now - and at how ineffective the board has been tracking down and punishing GOP malfeasance. NC Forward A nice new blog on the block, showcasing what some legislators are doing to make North Carolina a better state. Check it out. West Wing Week When Bob Orr talks I usually listen (except when he's running for office). Some excellent commentary here.