Asma and Bashar al-Assad (AFP/Getty Images)

And columnist Robert McCartney has finally found a reason to side with Ken Cuccinelli — but only because the Virginia AG is going after Tareq Salahi. (Perhaps you’ve heard? Salahi says he’ll run for governor.). . . . And David Nakamura profiles Mark Sullivan, the Secret Service director once again in the hot seat. The last time was after the uninvited Salahis managed to get into the 2009 White House state dinner, but the director’s “forthright” testimony — what some lawmakers called the “Mark Sullivan self-preservation tour” played well on Capitol Hill.