Tim Howard for Speaker

The particular agony of trying to blog this afternoon is that so many potential newsmakers and nearly all the chattering classes are watching the U.S.-Belgium World Cup game. Leave it to Paul Begala to find a way to play off the game with a political comment:

True dat.

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.