Day’s End and Night Watch

Can’t get over the mental image of House Republicans consoling a weeping John Boehner in the cloakroom after 9 colleagues dissed him by voting against his re-election as Speaker. Can’t prove it happened, but you know it did.

Here’s what’s left for the day:

* RCP’s Erin McPike has a useful thumbnail sketch of the Senate’s freshman class (including, for Democrats, committee assignments).

* Hollywood is apparently abuzz about a script for a movie about HRC.

* Andrew Sullivan reports raising a third of a million dollars from 12,000 subscribers within 24 hours of announcing the new model for The Dish; his former home, The Atlantic, said to be planning pay-for-content model this year.

* Politico reports Geithner to step down in January.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein has a lot of “fun facts” about the Members of the 113d Congress.

And in non-political news:

* Actor playing sinister deputy director of CIA on Homeland says Nicholas Brody really does deserve to die. Method actor?

Since I began the day with a Beatles video, here’s Los Lobos covering “Tomorrow Never Knows” after an interview discussion of the Fab Four. Great performance of the tune that flummoxed Don Draper.


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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.