It’s an All Bad Guys edition of the daily news leftovers, it transpires:

* Reince Priebus says he’s going to “double down” on his brilliant “war on caterpillars” analogy. On behalf of progressive bloggers everywhere, thank you, Reince.

* Christian Right poohbah Tony Perkins refuses to get on Mitt bandwagon out of anger at his alleged support for LGBT rights.

* Free Beacon already scraping absolute bottom of barrel: “story” attacking Obama staffer for following Mike Tyson, Chris Brown and Charlie Sheen on Twitter. Seriously.

* Allen West protests he did name names of Communists in House: the entire membership of the Progressive Caucus! Well, all righty then.

* Romney backs into awkward endorsement of Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act.

And in non-political Bad Guy news:

* Charles Manson denied parole for 12th time.

I’m off to yet another dental appointment, and will be back tomorrow with more of a bite.


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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.