If you're reading this then I know you have, literally, nothing better do than visit Blog From The Back Room and read this. Once you've discovered just how and why media coverage of politics is quite so self-defeatingly narrow-minded, you can go to Freemania and read this. That'll keep you up to date on the problems of treating politics like a consumer good. (And also, incidentally, provides another perspective on the whole "sophistry of liberty"/"all government is theft" debacle from late last year). Finally, if you're anything like me, you'll find a lot of comfort in this piece on ambition at Stumbling and Mumbling.
All of which is more interesting than anything I've got to say right now.