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March 07, 2014 5:53 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

I’m planning some serious catch-up work on NCAA basketball tomorrow, a pursuit I’ll probably abandon after the first round of March Madness. Got to pick your spots.

Reader advisory: in most of the country Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, costing us an hour. Used to be we didn’t “spring forward” until, you know, Spring.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Before comparing Eric Holder to George Wallace at CPAC, Bobby Jindal and Ralph Reed should have probably done enough research to discover that one of the students Wallace blocked from attending the University of Alabama in his “Stand in the School House Door” was Holder’s late sister-in-law, Vivian Malone Jones.

* Per Dave Weigel, McConnell primary opponent said Mitch’s brandishing of a rifle at CPAC yesterday reminded him of “Dukakis in the tank.”

* Is nothing sacred? Wingnut warrior Mollie Hemingway goes after “Marxist” Dalai Lama.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman offers his less-than-sunny assessment of a Bernie Sanders presidential run.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer adjudges the pending changes in the SAT as pretty much a nothing-burger.

And in non-political news:

* Cerberus Capital Management purchase of Safeway designed to produce merger with Albertson’s chain and create a new 2,400 store outfit.

That’s it for the day and week. Kathleen Geier will be back for Weekend Blogging. Let’s close with another less-famous tune from Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, “The Fan.”

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.

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