Welcome back to Slog, y'all. Yesterday was Easter, and Seattle was hot, hot, hot.

Mike Wallace: Has also risen, in case you missed that.

Post-Mom Jeans: Hillary Clinton's reputation as a shades-wearing, Air Force-riding, globe-trotting bad ass has translated to popularity that "has never been higher."

Anti-Santorum Ad: As seen the bottom of the morning news, it gets pulled by Romney "as long as Rick Santorum is off the trail due to his daughter’s hospitalization."

Jesus, Fish! The trout in Washington are bigger this year.

Man Stabbed on "First Hill": SPD Blotter reports "officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a club in the 1100 Block of Pike Street."

Seattle Considers: An elementary school located downtown-ish.

Liberal Behemoth States: "National Republicans have begun to intervene in a handful of key Senate and House battlegrounds where state parties are in disarray, seeking to head off the possibility that local mismanagement could cost the party control of Congress... The Republican National Committee is going to set aside at least $10 to $15 million to aid states where there are competitive House and Senate races but minimal presidential action."

Who Lervs Obama: Swing independents and poor folks.

ANGRY, ANGRY MONKEEES FANS: They're soooooo aaaaaaangry about Adrian Ryan's column this week, which readers inform us is (a) "hideously negative and frankly a little sickening"; (b) "nasty without any point whatsoever"; (c) "really inappropriate"; and (d) "shit at a rag paper that obviously has no regard for the fact that they have just alienated a huge number of readers."

The Verboten Santorum Smear: Romney's just asked to pull this ad "ASAP":