Political Animal


February 28, 2012 12:58 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Some hot pockets fresh from the oven:

* From Brooke Jarvis, amusing-but-true infographic on credibility of climate change conspiracy theories.

* Kid Rock sings for the Mittster.

* NH Republicans mustering effort to repeal gay-marriage law, override gubernatorial veto.

* Obama fires up UAW convention in Washington.

* Santorum regrets use of term “throw up” re his reaction to JFK church-state speech. Rick’s comments made me kinda ill, too.

* New PPP poll shows Scott Walker trailing both of likely opponents in recall election.

* Next Dancing With the Stars contestants announced: no GOP pols this time, but instead: Gladys Knight! Woo-woo!

Back after my PST mid-morning snack.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • mellowjohn on February 28, 2012 1:13 PM:

    just one more reason kid rock sucks!

    wtf? a craptcha i could actually read?

  • Ron Byers on February 28, 2012 1:18 PM:

    Good to see Scott Walker is in trouble. Now maybe Republican politicians will discover what happens when they pay too much attention to ALEC.

    Am I alone in my observation that ALEC is the most under reported big story in America.

  • SecularAnimist on February 28, 2012 1:30 PM:

    Ed Kilgore wrote: "Kid Rock sings for the Mittster."

    If you can call that hideous, hoarse, off-key caterwauling "singing".

  • Kathryn on February 28, 2012 1:45 PM:

    @Ron Byers

    Think you're right about ALEC, only see info on them on this blog, Rachel and other liberal outfits, never MSM. New York Times may have done a story, if I remember correctly.

    Nothing would be more helpful for Democrats in November IMO than a successful recall of Scott Walker and it's something to which I plan to contribute.

  • schtick on February 28, 2012 1:54 PM:

    Are there any rappers that can sing? Spouting four letter words and calling it rap music? EWWWWW!

  • Danp on February 28, 2012 2:35 PM:

    Santorum regrets use of term “throw up”

    Too late. Now I'll always picture him in a stained blue sweater vest.

  • T2 on February 28, 2012 2:48 PM:

    Richard "Rick" Santorum needs a history lesson. The first settlers in our shores (from Europe) came here to escape the religious oppression of a Church State in England. Our Founding Fathers sought to establish a nation that separated Church and State for that very reason. That was hundreds of years ago. Now, this sanctimonious jerk-off Santorum wants to go back to the kind of Church-led oppression that resulted in hot irons being forced into the eyes of "Non-Believers". This sorry little creep. Centuries ago he'd have loved the Spanish Inquisition when his wonderful Catholic's tortured at will. Now they only molest little boys. You know what makes me want to throw up? Guys like Rick Santorum. I bet I'm not the only one.

  • TCinLA on February 28, 2012 3:00 PM:

    Kid Rock sings for the Mittster.

    Now it's not just his horrid, talentless bullshit "music" that sucks.

  • TCinLA on February 28, 2012 3:04 PM:

    NH Republicans mustering effort to repeal gay-marriage law, override gubernatorial veto.

    Let them - then they'll find themselves with the same legal ruling against them that has happened here in California with Prop 8: a state can't take away rights once granted if they are granted to all others. Even the scumballs on the Supreme Court are going to uphold that one.

  • AndrewBW on February 28, 2012 4:14 PM:

    I love Gladys Knight. As much as I love Marvin Gaye (a whole lot!) I think her version of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" is even better than his. Here she is doing it live on Soul Train, and looking gorgeous on top of it.