Mr. Rendell, tear down this ring!

Wow, that didn't take long!

Gov. Rendell and his wife, U.S. District Court Judge Marjorie “Midge” Rendell, announced in an e-mail to friends today that they will be “living separately” now that they have left the Governor’s Mansion in Harrisburg.

But don’t let that prevent anyone from sending them invitations to the same party, the parting couple advised. The split after four decades of marriage is “amicable” and they won’t find it awkward or uncomfortable to socialize together.

Wonder if they both got bored of him hanging around the house these last 10 days, babbling insanely about barefoot Chinese people doing calculus problems....