Day’s End and Night Watch

Lord a-mercy, September flew by. Time to bust out those Columbus Day decorations, eh?

Here are some remains of the day:

* Very strange GQ piece on the post-fame existence of George Zimmerman’s family, trying to “rebrand” itself and secure some media perks.

* Molly Ball profiles Greg Orman and argues it’s all about the revolt of moderate Republicans in Kansas.

* Dick Polman documents Republican “terror ads” across country aimed at bringing back political atmosphere of 2002.

* The Hill previews how party committees will pick where to place final emphasis, but offers no clues as to what they will decide.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes that in some fields community college associate degrees and “professional certificates” seem to have no value unless they lead to further education.

And in non-political news:

* Snakes alive, amazing that Brady Hoke still the football coach at Michigan today; fan base is livid over concussed QB being sent back into game.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with Jerry Lee performing “Middle Aged Crazy.”

Selah.

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.