Post of the day, 2008 U.S. Presidential election division: I thought Hilzoy's post from the middle of last week on how trivialities distract us and get the lion's share of the news coverage while genuinely important policy differences are elided was well-written as usual and worth keeping in my mind. While it's far from novel to point out how insubstantial many things which get news coverage are, an occasional reminder of the exact state of affairs is helpful. I also wanted to mention that Huma "Hillary Clinton's lesbian lover" Abedin is not a lesbian and is dating Anthony Weiner, which is yet another reason to dislike Anthony Weiner.

The obsessively-updated delegate tracking spreadsheet is, unsurprisingly, updated. It includes the results from Puerto Rico as well as the allocations from Michigan and Florida following the ruling from the Rules & Bylaws Committee. According to these numbers, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead and Barack Obama is still certainly going to be the Democratic Party Nominee for the Presidency of the United States.