Remains of the day:

* Rep. Jon Fleming (R-LA) unironically cites a satirical article from The Onion in attacking Planned Parenthood on Facebook. Time to overhaul that social media team.

* Aging crooner and Christian Right warhorse Pat Boone endorses Rick Santorum.

* Tom Carson says Clint Eastwood beat Madonna in Super Bowl “celebrity death match for the ages.”

* Compromise by Senate Dems and White House on union rights in FAA bill has aroused a lot of anger in labor circles.

* Leading conservative evangelical in British Tory circles breaks with allies and endorses same-sex marriage.

* Jordan Michael Smith examines DC wonk-rock scene.

* National Review columnist calls failed strip-malls “Obamavilles.” Doesn’t quite have the resonance of Depression-era tent-city Hoovervilles, but we’ll give him an “E” for effort.

Tomorrow we have Republican caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota, and a non-binding primary in Missouri. Aside from looking at those contests and dealing with the news of the day, I plan to drill deeper on the whole “Obama alienates Catholics” meme.


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.