Reason Morning Links: Salad Days of the Condor


– Dawn Johnson withdraws her bid to run the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.

– A plane crash kills Poland's president and other national leaders.

– Mitt Romney edges out Ron Paul by one vote at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll.

– New evidence emerges concerning Henry Kissinger's connection to the Operation Condor killings.

– The most pathetic attempt you'll see today to tie the Tea Parties to racism.