Panda Party time!  The title, of course, refers to Rick Perry's sudden and much lamented departure. We'd all grown fond of the way he would grunt out catchphrases during debates, a nice counterpoint to Gingrich droning on and on, as if he was saying anything more meaningful than shouting out catchphrases. Part of me is beginning to feel for the also-rans in the Republican race. Each of them had a moment where the party was lavishing attention, telling them they're the one and only, and then they were suddenly dropped as everyone ran back to Old Dependable. It's like being the mistress who gets a long story about how he's going to leave his wife for you, only to have him, after he satifies himself, yank his pants up and run back to his wife. 

So here's a song for today, and the Panda Party begins now.