I’m dreading the Summer, and not just because I sweat like a glass of ice water in an un-airconditioned New Orleans motel room in a 1980s Mickey Rourke movie. I just watched Claire McCaskill on the Today show hyper-spinning the senate vote on the financial reform bill. What was depressing wasn’t that she was particularly bad, but that she was particularly typical. “Republicans don’t even want us to debate the bill!” etc. With the midterms coming and the stakes so high, nearly every politician in both parties is going to be in Schumer mode — i.e. spinning to the point of risking scrotal torsion.