Welcome to Miss Sara’s Saturday School for Incorrigible Wonks (I’m guessing most of you fall on that side of the divide). Thanks much to Ed and Paul Glastris for having me here. This is a bit of a departure from my usual eduwonkery, but I trust you’ll bear with me and maybe we can all learn something new. Here’s a few links to get you started this morning:
Some of President Obama’s Secret Service retinue have been sent home from the Summit of the Americas due to allegations of misconduct. Now that’s a Saturday detention, boys and girls! So how much more attention can we expect this story to get than the actual issues (like, oh, the massive human toll of the drug wars) being discussed at the summit?
Mitt Romney requested an extension on filing his federal tax return. Also, he apparently claims his profession as “independent artists, writers or performers”—in which light this makes a bit more sense.
Ron Paul gets grouchy when he doesn’t exercise. Um, ok, then.
And, in non-political news, I doubt you care about Zooey Deschanel’s divorce from Ben Gibbard, but if you know who either of these people are this gaffe is pretty awesome.
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