A Republican of my acquaintance who’s usually ahead of the curve on GOP developments predicts that Sen. Kim Hendren will soon take his shoe-stuffed mouth out of the U.S. Senate race and also that he’d be losing his GM dealerships in the latest round of closings.. His comment was prompted by the little news item yesterday that noted Hendren, despite an announcement of candidacy, had yet to take any steps toward an official candidacy.

UPDATE: Looking more and more like my correspondent is on the money again, both on his political future and his dealership. And still more. Hendren will be missed. You gotta love quotes like,  “We just don’t know a lot of things that I don’t know.”