Day’s End and Night Watch

Having done several Jumbo Size posts today, and planning some overtime tomorrow to cover the elections, I’m signing off with eleven posts today, if anyone’s counting.

Here are some final items of the day:

* In nice coda to Virginia campaign coverage, National Journal‘s Beth Reinhard mocks Cooch for campaigning with Mark Levin and the Duggar Family while T-Mac hangs with Bill Clinton.

* But hey: Marco Rubio does ends 6-minute speech in Spanish in rather forlorn effort to rally VA Latinos for Cooch.

* TNR’s Alec MacGillis notes business groups panicking about potential Tea Party win in Alabama special congressional primary have heavily backed Tea Folk in the past. Tea candidate, BTW, has wrapped himself around Judge Roy Moore.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman mulls standardizing time.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses lawsuit against testing organization for selling student information.

And in non-political news:

* BlackBerry’s struggles continue as effort to sell itself to major shareholder fails and CEO resigns.

That’s it for today. Aside from Obama’s first election, another big thing to happen on this day in history was the Soviet intervention in Hungary to crush a revolution in 1956. So here’s the eternal anthem of repression, The Clash’s “Clampdown.”

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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.