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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:24 am

WASHINGTON — Is it possible that the 2016 presidential campaign is already a mess? You're probably not thinking much about it, which is healthy. No wonder you're looking so trim and your cheeks are pink. But the candidates in the thick of it can't ignore the noise, and that's not healthy.

In the political world, the pace of 2016 conversation has been quickening. Will the George Washington Bridge investigation kill New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chances? Is it smart for Republicans to keep talking about the Clinton-era scandals? The latest round of analysis has been kicked off by the disclosure of 27,000 emails from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's staff. In 2009 and 2010 when he was Milwaukee County executive, his staffers were coordinating his political activity while on government time, which is illegal. If you haven't heard about these emails, don't let anyone know or a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will visit you to perform a live reading. (As I type this, an email has arrived from the Democratic Governors Association linking to an editorial calling on Walker to disclose what he knew.)

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