Day’s End and Night Watch

I’m tempted to use one of the day’s-end salutations with which I often hailed my startled colleagues when I worked inside the Beltway: “Another fine day in the Kingdom of Satan.” But I won’t do that. Here are some random news leftovers:

* The Hill reports, with presumably unintentional humor, that “tensions are rising” among Court-watchers as SCOTUS delays ObamaCare decision until last week of term.

* Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), no relation to the former James Gang rocker, tells Mitt Romney he should begin glorying in his wealth.

* Equally hilarious: Speaker John Boehner warns House GOPers not to “spike the ball” if SCOTUS strikes down ObamaCare. Awww, c’mon, John, how’s about at least a round of shooters? Meanwhile, Hoosier Senate candidate Richard Mourdock jumps the gun.

* As Froomkin reports, nearly two-thirds of Republicans still think Iraq had WMD when U.S. invaded.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer evaluates obsession of UVa donors with “computer college” fool’s gold.

* Jay Rockefeller bucks WVA orthodoxy by resisting bill to gut limits on mercury emissions by coal industry.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Stocks plunge due to–you guessed it–global economic jitters.

I hope to be full of peace, joy and light tomorrow, blogging on a cloud of good will. But don’t count on it.

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.