February 22, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jesse Jackson Jr. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

This week wasn’t as wacky as last week but it did its best. The cash-strapped United States Postal Service announced it was creating the “Rain, Heat & Snow” clothing line. I don’t even know where to begin with this nonsense. This is not going to be a rags to riches story for the USPS. There’s no money in frocks. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign funds to finance such kitschy purchases as Michael Jackson’s fedora and Bruce Lee memorabilia. Clearly, the former congressman would buy anything, which must make the USPS all kinds of blue he won’t be around to snap up its men’s line.

Meanwhile, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend. Former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) admitted to fathering a child with a woman who was not his wife but who was the daughter of the other senator from Nevada. Vice President Biden advised we “buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun” instead of an assault weapon to protect ourselves. Mitt Romney would emerge from seclusion to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference next week. And all anyone could talk about was sequester (and immigration and gun control).

Now that you’re up to speed sharpen your pixels and get crackin’.

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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.