Hard to believe Corey Booker was at the top of my favorite news aggregator all day long. It’s a good, sad example of how conservatives can dominate a news cycle, without a hint of conscience or perspective, when they try. On that sad note, here are a few things that got lost in the shuffle today:

* Norquist compares efforts to reign in tax expats to Nazis and apartheid-era South Africans. He should know the latter’s policies well, since they were his allies in the fight against “communism” in Angloa, Namibia and Mozambique back in the day.

* Addendum to my last post about Romney and Bain, from Ezra Klein: “As head of Bain, Romney fired a lot of workers who were perfectly good at their jobs, who were committed to their companies, who had families they needed to support. That was his job as head of a private-equity giant. But his job as president of the United States would also be to look out for those workers.”

* Kornacki says this could be Pelosi’s last campaign if Dems fail to retake House.

* Hatch primary opponent going all out to demand TV debates. Incumbent is 78 years old and not pretty.

* Sen. Bob Corker decides he wants six more years of “watching paint dry,” declares for reelection.

And in non-political news:

* George Jones hospitalized for 100th time, cancels 200th concert date. But I love the old buzzard.

Ran late today; will try to start early tomorrow. But it’s real dark and cold at 4:00 a.m. PDT.


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.