Today we offer light fare to help you get back on that pre-Valentine’s Day diet.

* Dana Milbank says “hazing” of Cuban-American judicial nominee by Senate Republicans reflects GOP “death wish” with respect to winning Hispanic voters.

* Vigorously “pro-life” Santorum gets dubious endorsement from Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.

* Monica Potts profiles anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List.

* Katrina vanden Heuvel suggests 2012 could be a true “Year of the Woman” at the polls.

* Haley Barbour dodging questions about big batch of last-minute pardons.

* Nicolas Sarkozy launches Twitter account, racks up 40,000 followers.

Back in a few.

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.