Just got invited to appear on Warren Olney’s excellent KCRW show To the Point Monday at some time between 11:10-11:45 AM PDT to discuss the Hillary Launch. I do love being on that show, which is syndicated nationally.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Eyebrows being raised over Vatican’s delay in accepting an openly gay (but Catholic) ambassador from France. Pope Francis giveth and Pope Francis taketh away?

* Talk about triple-loaded questions: Bloomberg poll shows, shockingly, that Democrats and independents would like to see a competitive presidential nomination contest.

* Four presidential candidates compete for the affections of Iowa homeschoolers, perhaps the most powerful education constituency in the GOP.

* At Ten Miles Square, Stefan Hankin notes the systematic base-tending going in among the GOP ’16ers.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer agrees that all things equal, online education works fine, but notes all things actually are not even.

And in non-political news:

* Justin Bieber a wanted man in Argentina–for assault charge.

That’s it for Friday. Nancy LeTourneau will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. Let’s close with one of the very last two songs the Beatles recorded together. The famous one was “Let It Be.” Here’s the less famous one: George Harrison’s “I Me Mine.”

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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.