If Rush calls Shakira a slut, he’s a dead man. Dead.

But before the music… if you had 3/2/2012 in your office pool as the day when Mitt Romney would say one decent unequivocal thing without regard to how it might affect his presidential campaign (and someone remind me exactly why he is running…) then you can kiss any chance of winning that pool goodbye:

Mitt Romney steered clear of the Rush Limbaugh controversy until Friday evening, even avoiding a CNN reporter earlier in the day, when he addressed the issue after an event in Cleveland.

“I’ll just say this which is it’s not the language I would have used,” Romney said.

You may recall that Mitt, when asked to select one word to describe himself, said:

“Resolute”

Yeah. He really doesn’t know what that means, does he?

I’m beginning to think that the Republican party’s selection of Mitt as their candidate is going to make John McCain’s choice of Caribou Barbie look like a masterstroke.

Onward….

Vow – Garbage
4th Of July – Aimee Mann
The Magadalene Laundries – Emmylou Harris
Keeping Warm – We Were Promised Jetpacks
Machine Gun – Portishead
Big Mouth – The Muffs
Boba Fett - Mocean Worker
She’s Walking Out – The Stills
From Blown Speakers – The New Pornographers
Rainin In Paradize – Manu Chao
and…. You Said Something – PJ Harvey

Here’s Joni Mitchell doing The Magdalene Laundries because, say what you will about those Catholics, they sure know how to keep their sluts under control