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April 07, 2014 6:43 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Looks like I will finally drag myself to the doctor and figure out why I have the Galloping Never-Get-Overs. But it shouldn’t interfere with blogging.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Freshman Republican congressman from Louisiana Vance McAllistar, a (needless to say) married Christian conservative family-values pol, is caught on security cameras in his own district office smooching on what appears to be a very young female staffer. Time to call Sen. Vitter for advice!

* Joan Walsh really, really didn’t like Jonathan Chait’s big rambling piece on race and politics.

* Breitbart California launched. Just what we need out here.

* At Ten Miles Square, Anne Kim details what we know about the long-term unemployed.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Moira Campion McConaghy explains how a reformed version of “earmarks” might be better than today’s “steermarks.”

And in non-political news:

* Mickey Rooney dies at 93. He made his first film appearance in 1926. Wow.

Okay, as Sister Rosetta Tharpe would put it, “That’s All.”


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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