Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, right, and his wife Elaine Chao wave to his supporters following his victory in the republican primary Tuesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

As vacation fever heats up, I’m distracted more than usual. Which is saying something. So bear with me as I bounce around on my pogo stick dressed up as a soap box.

Pundits touted this week’s primaries as a precursor to the midterms later this year, with Tea Partiers promising big changes with the grass roots sweeping out the insider incumbents. (Can you really call such a well-funded organization a grass roots movement? Maybe it’s because of all the green.)

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