Political Animal


February 12, 2013 1:21 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

I’m planning to live-blog the SOTU tonight (it begins at 9:00 EST), so will follow my usual Hard Day’s Night practice of knocking off regular blogging a bit early this afternoon. Here are some mid-day news bites of various sizes and flavors:

* Anonymous threatening to block all web-based livestreaming of SOTU.

* WaPo blogger falls for Daily Currant snark “reporting” Sarah Palin taking gig with Al Jazeera.

* Massachusetts GOPers finally get a Senate candidate: former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.

* Labour opens up twelve-point lead over Tories—largest in a decade—in Guardian/ICM poll of UK.

* North Korean nuclear test widely viewed as showing defiance of China.

And in non-political news:

* Four Alabama football bench players arrested on robbery and credit card fraud charges; cynics suggest magical solution to team’s chronic oversigning problems.

Back after an actual lunch break.

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.


  • AndrewBW on February 12, 2013 3:12 PM:

    One of the all time great musicals. About fifteen years ago there was documentary called "You Can't Do That," about the making of "A Hard Day's Night." I don't think it's ever been released on DVD, but if you ever get a chance to see it check it out. It's a lot of fun too, even sans the Fab Four themselves.

  • jjm on February 12, 2013 3:34 PM:

    Any reason why Anonymous would block the SOTU?

  • emjayay on February 12, 2013 4:40 PM:

    A Hard Day's Night fans might want to check out the recently digitally remastered (sound and picture)Quadrophenia.

  • exlibra on February 12, 2013 8:04 PM:

    jjm, @3:34. Probably feeling under-appreciated and want attention. A bit like a two yr old yelling "Mama! See what a big poop I made!"