Days End and Night Watch

Another day of tests, procedures, hopes, fears, confusion and waiting at two hospitals. But the world rolls on, and here are a few news leftovers:

* Chaos and even violence at the Louisiana GOP Convention over the weekend as Paulites and their detractors clashed and fought over obscure rules.

* Romney suggests private business experience should be prerequisite for future presidents. That would have disqualified about half our past presidents, including Ike, Lincoln, Wilson, Madison, Jackson, and perhaps (gasp!) Reagan.

* Some local election boards in Florida halt voter “purge” after Justice Department warnings.

* AIG exec suggests raising global retirement age to 80. What a prince.

* Team Mitt defends jobs record in Massachusetts on grounds that he inherited a bad situation. Seriously.

And in non-political news:

* 49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer released by Rockies, mulls future options (and he has them!).

I’ll be back tomorrow with the Wisconsin end-game, God willing.

Selah.

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.