Earlier today, I noted that an anonymous source at the State Department adorably claimed that Dr. Ferragamo has "Georgia on her mind." And who can blame her? And, hey! Hey, that's really clever how you can use that song! I love it because it makes the news more like a musical.
To be fair, the whole Georgia thingy is all, like, totally such a big whoop that a lot of people have Georgia on their minds! Andrew Coyne at the dependably Canadian Macleans cleverly titled his ruminations Georgia on my mind, and so did Rick Brookhiser at the National Review, as well as Andy Sullivan at Reuters and Jay Tea at Wizbang. Oh, also the staff at Political Affairs Magazine, and Megan McArdle at The Atlantic, and Walter Winch at the Kansas City Star, and... um, I don't really need to go on, do I?
Thank goodness for Steve Huntley at the Chicago Sun Times to explain it all for the dull-witted, among us and to explain the joke and ruin it for everyone:
Mention Georgia a few days ago, and most of us would have thought of the state evoked so sweetly in "Georgia on My Mind," the classic tune sung by Ray Charles. Very few of us had heard of the South Ossetia province of Georgia, the nation with the misfortune to have Russia as its neighbor, until war broke out last week.
Oh, wow, I get it now! All of us except those rare superbeings who had prior knowledge of the ultra-obscure former Soviet republic thank you for bringing it all home.
Meanwhile, Human Events delightful Monica Crowley claims that Obama has "Georgia on his mind," but Politico counters that some guy named Jeff Merkely "doesn't have Geogia on his mind," which puts Mr. Merkely in a distinct minority, because John McCain "has Georgia on his mind," according to Reason Online, and so does Vladimir Putin, if we are to believe Australian journalists.
Seriously, though, if you want to find out more about the whole thing over there, go to Talking Points Memo, because they have a bunch of stuff about it because they, too, have Georgia on their mind.
OK, I'm going to give it a rest, now. Who's with me?