Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Hard to believe The Big Day is so near. I usually try to ignore politics altogether on weekends, and will definitely make an effort to recharge batteries tomorrow and Sunday. But can’t just shut down the computer tonight: what if the final Gallup Tracking Poll comes out?

Here’s what’s left from today’s news and gab:

* The pundit who lives in a house with no mirrors, Peggy Noonan, accuses Obama and his New York supporters of egocentrism.

* Past admirers of Michael Barone should probably avoid reading this phoned-in prediction column, which includes a yawning effort at expert-talk in support of the spin.

* For better brain food, read Rick Perlstein’s fascinating explanation of the overlap of right-wing political and commercial marketing.

* Per TPM’s Brian Beutler, Harry Reid laughs and laughs at idea Mitt Romney can convince Senate Dems to “work with him” on his right-wing agenda.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports Bill Clinton’s very direct appeal to college students to vote for Obama on the school loan issue alone.

And in non-political news:

* Even people who don’t care about college football should check out Brian Cook’s hilarious “This Week in Schadenfreude” sampling of posts from very disappointed fans.

Weekend blogging, which should be very lively at this ultimate pre-election juncture, will be in the capable hands of Kathleen Geier (who will also be making some PA appearances around Election Day, along with some other special guests). Do check in often.

Information, Sleater-Kinney tell us, is the best real entertainment.

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.