After beginning the day at 4:45 a.m. reading 50 bored assessments of GOP debate, I’m ready for a nap. Some unconsumed items of news:

* My favorite soon-to-lose U.S. Senate candidate, Texas’ Craig James, blasts rival for marching in gay pride parade, sez gays “will have to answer to the Lord for their actions.” So will you, Craig, so will you.

* At NRO, Tom Switzer effectively debunks only-Nixon-could-have-gone-to-China myth.

* Campaign ad saturation in Michigan more intense than in Iowa, but not as crazy as in Florida.

* House Democrats hold informal hearing for Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who was excluded by Rep. Darrell Issa’s from House Oversight Committee session on contraception coverage mandate.

* Karl Rove says brokered convention less likely than discovery of life on Pluto.

* Leadership battle in Australian Labor Party heats to boiling point.

And, in somewhat creepy non-political news:

* Advocacy-group billboard in London uses facial-recognition technology to determine gender of viewer with 90% accuracy. But point of ad is to highlight gender discrimination, so it makes some sense.

No big plans for the night unless Rick Santorum spots Satan on march in Detroit. See you all tomorrow.

Selah.

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.