(CNN) - As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things that you might have missed.
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission ruled that Joan Heffington, the unsuccessful candidate in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary, "cannot accept a $159 wig as an in-kind campaign contribution," according to the Lawrence Journal-World.
Palin 'hurts so good'
Rocker John Mellencamp, while not a fan of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's policy positions, recently said that her intelligence shouldn't be questioned just because she "says things and winks."
Queen Meg is becoming a fixture in the California governor's race - not Meg Whitman, but a caricature of her as a monarch, complete with crown and sash. She's appeared before the debate between Whitman and her Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, and is a creation of the California Nurses Association, which accuses the former eBay chief of misleading the public and favoring Wall Street over state workers.
John, don't be afraid to say Palin is an idiot. You'd just be agreeing with most of the country.
And the real circus is the disgraceful crop of GOP candidates this time around, some may be unethical, others hypocrites, some participating in criminal behavior, but I guess it's ok if you're a Republican, right? Are we ever going to return to common decency, or is this our new norm:
Carl Paladino – sending out videos of women having sex with animals
Christine O'Donnell – not knowing what's in the 1st Amendment and living off of campaign contributions (where do I get that gig?)
Ron Johnson – protecting priests who sexually molsted children
Joe Barton – apologizing to BP after they destroyed the ecosystem of the Gulf for probably generations
Marco Rubio – not paying his mortgage and using GOP money for personal items
Carly Fiorina – outsourcing 18,000 HP jobs when she was in charge
Meg Whitman – trying to buy the CA governorship (and maybe succeeding)
Sharron Angle – hates all social programs other than the government retirement her husband collects – apparently.
Joe Miller – hiring goons tied up with the militia movement to stop reporters' first amendment rights – seriously?
Vitter – I have no words other than to ask: Isn't prostitution illegal, even for sitting Senators?
They want the government out of student loans, costing billions to students and their families.
They want small government until they want government in our bedrooms and doctors' offices.
They want to privatize Social Security and Medicare. Can you just imagine where our seniors would be if Bush succeeded?
They're taking money from the Chamber of Commerce that takes money from foreign corporations.
Where the hell is Karl Rove getting his money to try and buy GOP seats? And why isn't he in prison along with his ex boss?
Is this what we are now finding acceptable? Seriously?
Brown will bankrupt Calif., without any doubt.