Friday Fatigue setting in pretty strongly right now. Good thing I’m too old to hit the town tonight. Round here, though, “Late Night” means 8:00 PM; 9:00’s “After Hours” and 10:00’s a presumption of criminal intent.

Here are some remains of the day.

* Prospect‘s Paul Waldman has a round-up of this week’s discomfiting developments for Republicans, which did reach some pretty high levels.

* But he missed one: Turns out that in the circle of self-funding “independent Republican” candidate for governor of South Carolina is none other than John Weaver, last seen riding Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign over a cliff.

* At TNR, John Judis and Linda Kinstler score Obama for failing to enforce net neutrality.

* At Ten Miles Square, Richard Skinner outlines how Republican elites might go after Rand Paul’s foreign policy views.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer marks another step towards the end of bank-issued student loans.

And in non-political news:

* Skyrocketing shrimp prices bad news for Red Lobster.

That’s it for Friday. Martin Longman will be in tomorrow for Weekend Blogging. Let’s close with Buddy Guy performing “Mustang Sally” at Montreux.

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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.