Given all the “Triumph of the Republican Establishment” hype today, I’d say Karl Rove has fully recovered from his low point on the night of the 2012 presidential election. Makes me kind of ill, though.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Good news for Walker ’16: federal judge shuts down “John Doe” investigation of Scott Walker’s anti-recall campaign.

* TNR’s Brian Beutler reminds us–and reminds a forgetful Trey Gowdy–that a lot of other stuff was happening on September 11, 2012.

* 206 House Republicans requested to be on the new Select Committee on Benghazi! Let’s hear it for the 27 who didn’t.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein has some fun with a journalist’s assertion that the political parties are dying.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on first online college chapel, figures online fraternities are next.

And in non-political news with political implications:

* Mark your calendars for May 15, when fast-food workers striking in up to 150 cities.

Let’s close the day with my favorite sorta-Stones song, “Memo From Turner,” from the movie Performance, with Ry Cooder on guitar.

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.