Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Unless you are, say, Eric Holder or Jeffrey Toobin or Antonin Scalia, the week didn’t go nearly as badly as it initially appeared it might. Holder and Toobin are young enough to get over it and bounce back, though I don’t know about “Nino.” Here are the remains of this particular day and week:

* Michelle Obama cites Jesus as a model for active citizenship. This will enrage those who think the Gospels teach homophobia, property rights, submission by women, and American Exceptionalism.

* Romney says Americans should get “as much education as they can afford.” Sometimes he’s honest, after all.

* Fox News is shocked Justice Department will not prosecute Attorney General in pursuance of House contempt resolution.

* In reaction to Court validation of ACA, Bobby Jindal professes to fear for Americans who don’t want to “eat tofu” or “drive a Chevy Volt.” C’mon, governor, we know you are not that stupid. Besides, tofu can be made very tasty.

* Allen West calls Nancy Pelosi “delusional” as he bobbed and weaved to avoid alien Muslim death rays. Okay, I made that last part up.

And in quasi-non-political news:

* PETA celebrates “sexiest vegetarian celebrities.” Speaking of tofu.

OK, that’s it for the week. Given the Cult of Ryan that’s justifiably aborning after his frequent interventions at PA on my behalf during a recent bout with family medical emergencies, I am pleased to announce that Ryan Cooper is on point for Weekend Blogging beginning tomorrow.

I’ve got a series of church-related social functions on tap this weekend, but first: thanks to my wife, I will indeed attend Lucinda Williams’ performance in Big Sur tonight! Can’t wait. Take it away, Lucinda!


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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.