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Following on the heels of last week's probing editorial about whether the creators of "The Dark Knight" are closeted Bush fans hankering to spread their (W-shaped) bat wings in full daylight comes this latest round of barrel-scraping for political analysis by The Wall Street Journal -- this time daring to wonder whether Barack Obama shouldn't hit the McDonald's drive-through a bit harder if he really wants to win this thing.

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Granted, Fox News' target demographic is probably not too terribly current when it comes to understanding contemporary pop cultural references and practices, but Fox she-anchor ED Hill went above and beyond the call of ridiculousness by calling Barack and Michelle Obama's fist pound a "terrorist fist jab" Really, E?.

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Stephen Colbert began his interview with Michelle Obama by asking about her "silver spoon" upbringing on the South Side of Chicago. The pseudo pundit then segued into a brief and comical flirtation and even managed to get in a few digs against Hillary Clinton. "Why would you want to be first lady?" he asked. "You'd never get any sleep because I understand the phone keeps ringing at 3 a.m."

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Before the media barracuda had time to really start swarming, Eliot Spitzer's successor, Gov. David Paterson, preempted scurrilous investigations into his skeleton closet by tossing a big one out for all to see. As Paterson told the New York Daily News on Monday, he had a long-standing affair years ago during a rocky period in his marriage.

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