Ah, a long week of real and contrived political events. But most of us had a more pleasant week than did Chuck Hagel. Here are the news remainders of this day:
* Bill Kristol craftily compares Hagel to Harriet Miers, and suggests liberals bail on him as unqualified–which wasn’t actually why conservatives opposed Miers. But whatever.
* Kevin Drum points out the health premiums are too just damn high, pre-Obamacare.
* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn reminds us a “path to citizenship” is going to mean a lot of folks will qualify for publicly provided or guaranteed health coverage.
* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Gelman shows that “partisan bias” of electoral college is minimal.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer suggests it’s a real good year to apply to law school if you want: almost everyone will get in.
And in sorta non-political news:
* Dow closes at over 14k for first time since 2007. But–but–4th quarter GDP down!
Kathleen Geier will be back in for Weekend Blogging!
I’ve got a million non-WaMo things to do this weekend. But for now, let’s end the week with some more Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels: