PICADOR STRATEGY UPDATE: This Is Not The Tweet Of A Confident Man. I disagree. I think Barack has to be pretty confident to use a photo that accentuates his ears that way.

UPDATE: The sudden popularity of “Eastwooding.”

And Jim Treacher emails: “If Clint Eastwood is such a babbling old fool, why did he make the most powerful man in the world bare his claws?” The reaction here has been most edifying, and certainly won’t help Obama’s already-shriveling likeability.

Plus, from reader Brian Hancock:

None of the “fact checkers” have claimed this was a lie: “We all know that Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party.” Must be true. =)

You can use my name, because I live in America, by jingo!