Lost track of time while looking at 1964 election statistics (not as available online as you would hope); not sure if Kevin Williamson’s essay on Goldwater the civil rights hero and LBJ the racist was worth the effort.
In any event, here are some leftover and late-breaking news/views items:
* As expected, Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx nominated by president to succeed Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. More about that tomorrow.
* Meals on Wheels distributions being ratcheted down due to sequestration.
* Per Brother Benen, Gary Peters announces candidacy for open Michigan Senate seat, but Democrat Chellie Pinnigree of ME and Republican Aaron Schock of IL out as gubernatorial candidates.
* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman reminds us of Grover Norquist’s indiscriminate pursuit of Islamic allies for the GOP back in the day.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports that overall, for-profit colleges add very little to earning potential of high school graduates.
And in non-political news:
* Sonic rolls out a peanut butter & bacon shake that weighs in at 1,720 calories.
Time for some moonlighting & then maybe a nap. Here to close the day is the Reverend Horton Heat performing “Please Don’t Take the Baby To the Liquor Store” at the 2009 Texas Rockabilly Festival.