Day’s End and Night Watch

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.


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.