Gee, I can't wait to see how Jennifer Steinhauer of the New York Times manages to spin this into another "Sharks vs. Jets" column - as far as I'm concerned, if you're not one of the "pay no price, bear no burden" 1 percent of the top earners in this country and you vote for a Republican on the national level, you're a goddamn idiot...
Update 1 10/13/11: Yep, I would say this explains it (h/t Atrios).
Update 2 10/13/11: More here.
...and "Jesus Christ, Superstar" debuted in Broadway on this day 40 years ago (or, as somebody said, if you actually remember the '60s, then you didn't live through it - the decade when this came out was full of what used to be called "variety shows," and I would say that this reflects that influence).