Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Another day, another long impassioned penultimate post that probably won’t be read by too many people. So it goes; even for bloggers, the muse goes whither it wants.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Conservative robopoll of SC-1 shows Sanford and Colbert-Busch dead even going into the final weekend of campaigning. Very high MoE and interesting timing.

* Yglesias provides a quick refresher course in Keynesianism.

* Brownstein argues that Obama’s only important “leadership failure” is losing focus on improving the economy.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein lays out a strategy for Democrats to pursue during the next “sequester” crisis.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the use of slick marketing efforts to mislead “low-information college applicants.”

And in non-political news:

* PETA’s protest billboard at Churchill Downs apparently effective enough to convince pre-Derby revelers to put down their drinks to take pictures of it.

Speaking of drinks…. I’m out, and Kathleen Geier will be back tomorrow for Weekend Blogging.

To end the day, here again are The Who, with a fine performance of “I Can See For Miles” in 1968. The camera often focuses on Townshend’s windmilling and the hilariously self-absorbed crowd of people dancing, but it’s Keith Moon’s drumming that makes this song amazing.


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.