I was winding down to a mellow week’s end until I ran across the Rick Perry “Merry Christmas Bill” story. It’s getting to where I hope he does run for president again so he can re-humiliate himself.
In any event, here are some final items of the day:
* Earlier this week Paul Glastris appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss the challenge of presidential speechwriting during scandals. You can listen to the show here.
* Kevin Drum asks some good questions about what PRISM did and didn’t give the NSA, and how the answers affect Edward Snowden’s credibility.
And in non-political news:
* For procrastinators, here’s a list of last-minute Father’s Day “freebies and deals.”
That’s it for the week. Happy Father’s Day to my own down in Georgia, and to fathers everywhere.
Samuel Knight will be in for Weekend Blogging.
Let’s close with the Blues Magoos again, performing “Pipedream” on the Smothers Brothers show in 1967. Far out, man.