Interested in a Political Career — How Tall Are You?

Slate has an amusing piece on what political coverage would look like if political scientists wrote it. Here’s just a taste:

Democrats hope that passing health care and financial regulatory reform will give them enough momentum to win in November. Unfortunately, there’s little relationship between legislative victories and electoral victories. Also, what the hell is “momentum”?

Prospects for an energy bill, meanwhile, are looking grim, since Obama has spent all his political capital. He used to have a lot. Now it’s gone. Why winning legislative battles builds momentum but saps political capital, I have no idea. Just go with it.

In related news, things are heating up in Oshkosh.