First we had Jane Cunningham rushing around like the proverbial chicken with its cut-off, squawking (OK – I know I just mentioned headless chickens – but pretend you don’t know that, all right?) about how efforts to implement the federally mandated health exchanges in Missouri represented the weight of the jack-booted, facist, socialist state and so on. Unless state officials have managed to do some planning on the QT, the result is, of course, that Missouri’s going to have to hustle to meet the 2014 deadline and it’s going to be harder to do it right.

Now, the Supremes endorsement of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was hardly out of the can, when similar Missouri pols are pulling Cunninghams.