Here’s another remarkable coincidence: One of the major sources for the Post’s Romney scoop is a former Obama campaign volunteer. And one more interesting bit of trivia: A Post source is quoted as saying he’d “long been bothered” by the haircut hazing incident — yet the same source later told ABC News he “was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post.”

If Romney wants to feel better about all this, he should ask former GOP hopeful John McCain how the Post treated him. In April 2008, the Post ran a story provocatively titled “McCain: A Question of Temperament.” As proof of the candidate’s vindictiveness, the paper cited his efforts to block one Karen S. Johnson from getting a state-government job. “I don’t think that he forgets anyone who ever opposed him, that he can ever really respect or trust them again,” Johnson told the Post…

In the years since these hard-hitting McCain pieces, President Obama has racked up $5 trillion in debt, overseen a Justice Department that lets guns fall into the hands Mexican cartels, enacted a looming disaster of a health care law — the list goes on. The Post has shown no comparable interest in dredging up the peccadilloes of the president’s past to explain his current skewed judgment. (Where’s the equivalent skewering over his “composite girlfriend”?) Yet its editors seem to think that the public has a granular interest in what Mitt Romney was doing at prep school back when “Gunsmoke” was still on the air.