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August 08, 2012 5:44 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Turned out to be a lively day, and my alarm clock worked very well, perhaps waking the neighbors. Here’s some items that didn’t quite make the full-fledged blogging cut for one reason or another:

* Romney spox screws up badly by pointing out that wife of laid-off steelworker referenced in Priorities USA ad attacking Bain would have been covered by RomneyCare in Massachusetts.

* Portman appears on campaign trail in Colorado. Unclear whether Romney campaign staff recognized him.

* And speaking of Veeps: Wikipedia locks pages of most-mentioned prospects after Colbert suggests viewers edit them.

* At College Guide Daniel Luzer reports on new Pittsburgh college that will operate in “churches and bars.”

* I swear I’m not making this up: Jennifer Rubin tries to spin Clinton attack on Romney welfare ad into an implicit confirmation of its claims.

And in ostensibly non-political news:

* DC resident orders television online, instead receives high-powered assault rifle.

As I noted earlier, I’m on the road tomorrow and over the weekend. Ryan Cooper will handle blogging chores tomorrow and Friday. I’ll be back for Saturday, perhaps giving readers a taste of Heartland Battleground Politics or even bad-for-you Fair Food. And on Sunday Elon Green will back to guest-blog. Play pretty, y’all.

Selah.

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.

Comments

  • mcc on August 08, 2012 5:59 PM:

    "* And speaking of Veeps: Wikipedia locks pages of most-mentioned prospects after Colbert suggests viewers edit them."

    Unfortunate, since if you look at the talk page you find right before this happened, someone deleted the "controversies" section.

  • c u n d gulag on August 08, 2012 6:11 PM:

    Ed, have a safe trip.

    Take CRAPTCHA with you and put it on the roof while you're driving - maybe it'll fall the feck off the roof.

  • Cybrguy on August 08, 2012 6:29 PM:

    My God. Jennifer Rubin really IS that stupid.

  • Joe Friday on August 08, 2012 6:30 PM:

    "I swear I'm not making this up: Jennifer Rubin tries to spin Clinton attack on Romney welfare ad into an implicit confirmation of its claims."

    She must be in competition with Loony Noonan to see who can be crazier.

  • AndrewBW on August 08, 2012 9:32 PM:

    When I first skimmed this post I thought it said "Ry Cooder will handle blogging chores tomorrow and Friday" and I'm like, "All right!"