My line earlier this morning about politicians spinning so hard they might run the risk of scrotal torsion has generated a lot of email. For the record, it’s not strictly speaking a new phrase of mine, though I used to use scrotal torque a lot until too many readers told me the correct term was torsion, not torque. The bulk of the email is of the sort that informs me that Claire McCaskill is not an ideal candidate, anatomically speaking, for this particular malady. Yes, I am aware. Though I was speaking figuratively. And I think “fallopian torsion” is both less euphonious and somehow more ungentlemanly.