Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Yes, I know some of you expect me to start blogging at 8:00 a.m. sharp EDT, and that hasn’t happend yet. But I expect to stop blogging at 5:30 p,m. sharp EDT, and that, too, hasn’t happened yet. Still, it’s been a fun week, and here are some significant leftovers:

* Ron Brownstein notes indifference of GOP presidential candidates to plight of uninsured. You really ought to read this article, folks.

* If you missed the “King of Bain” film, and want to hear Mitt Romney speaking godless, socialistic French, check video here.

* More Mitt: Gallup shows him at highest support levels yet among Republicans nationally, and Raz has him zooming past Santorum in Wisconsin.

* Amanda Terkel provides glimpses of the Senate steam room from Arlen Specter’s new memoir. Lord help us.

* Timothy Stanley examines drift of conservative Catholics into GOP, and its consequences.

* It’s a Republican primary in Louisiana, so of course Rick Santorum stopped at a firing range to squeeze off a few rounds. A spectator shouted: “Pretend it’s Obama!” Wish I were kidding.

And in non-political news:

* Kentucky fans still suffering, 20 years later, over Christian Laettner shot. Current ‘Cats probably pretend to get it.

This weekend our Guest Blogger will be the now-familiar and ever-impressive Jesse Singal. Please welcome him back.

Selah.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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.