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The proverbial "they" say that elections have consequences—and that's doubly true of the Virginia gubernatorial race.

Terry McAuliffe may have defeated Ken Cuccinelli, but Ron Fournier was not at all impressed by his margin of victory.

Therefore, Obamacare is toxic.

In light of this...

Panicked Democrats up for re-election will reveal the truth about Benghazi (to Darrell Issa) in exchange for immunity.

President Obama, facing all but certain impeachment, will resign his office, and Hillary Clinton will abandon her seemingly inevitable presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden will randomly select a Bostonian named Marty Walsh to serve as vice president in his new administration.

Bottom line: This is great news... for whoever beats Chris Christie in the GOP primaries!

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are mine and mine alone, unless otherwise indicated.

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Secretary of State John Kerry; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Roundtable: Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Author Mark Halperin and Joe Scarborough (MSNBC).

Face the Nation: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Former Defense Secretary/CIA Director Leon Panetta; Roundtable: Amy Walter (Cook Political Report), Democratic Strategist Stephanie Cutter, Republican Strategist Phil Musser and John Dickerson (CBS News).

This Week: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R); George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC); Roundtable: Cokie Roberts (ABC News), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Paul Gigot (Wall Street Journal), Republican Strategist Ana Navarro and Author John Heilemann.

Fox News Sunday: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Mara Liasson (NPR), George Will (Washington Post) and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); DNC Chair/Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS).

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: a report on Matthew Schrier's kidnapping, torture and escape from Syrian rebels after 210 days in captivity (preview); a report on GoPro, the world's best-selling camera that's revolutionizing the world of video (preview); an interview with Henry Grossman, a freelance photographer whose took some of the most iconic shots of President John F. Kennedy, the Beatles and other famous faces  (preview); and, at some point, an apology for the program's erroneous reporting on Benghazi.

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart weighed in on the plagiarism allegations against Sen. Rand Paul.

The Daily Show

Monday: Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Tuesday: Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

Wednesday: Comedians Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele

Thursday: Actor Geoffrey Rush

And Stephen Colbert tweeted in support of Fox News.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Journalist/Author Peter Baker

Tuesday: David Christian (H2 Channel)

Wednesday: Musical Group Blind Boys of Alabama

Thursday: Author Alexis Ohanian


Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill (R), who is vying to challenge Sen. Mark Udall (D), told a funny joke about his time working in the slums of Africa.

"You spend time out there [in a Kenyan slum] and little kids are running around barefoot in these kinds of streets and you ask them what they want to be, they want to be an astronaut, they want to be a physicist, a marine biologist, one kid even told me he wanted to be President of the United States. I held back my snarky comment that said 'Well, you know what, we already have someone from Kenya as President of the United States.'"


In a very meta development, plagiarist Rand Paul appears to have been plagiarized.

For more than a week Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has been fending off criticism for using the writings of others, unattributed, in his own speeches, in an opinion article and in one of his books.

But now it appears that Mr. Paul has also been the possible victim of literary larceny himself; he has apparently had his own material lifted without credit.

The campaign website of a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in North Carolina, Greg Brannon, who Mr. Paul supports, includes descriptions of various policy positions that match those of Mr. Paul’s 2010 campaign website word for word.

And, in another strange case of role reversal...

A white candidate for the Houston Community College Board of Trustees won his election by passing for black.

An electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city's lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American. Dave Wilson defeated longtime incumbent Bruce Austin, who actually is black, in an overwhelmingly African American district. [...]

In an interview with a local TV station, the anti-gay activist turned higher education policymaker did not deny that he intended to mislead the electorate, instead justifying his actions by claiming that "[e]very time a politician talks, he's out there deceiving voters."

It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.

- Trix

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