Guess I should feel sheepish as one of those who thought Scott Walker might be The Guy for the GOP. On the other hand, I doubt anybody predicted the dominant candidates in the field the day Walker dropped out would be three with zero experience in public office.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Matt Yglesias thinks Jeb might as well drop out of the presidential race, too, to the horror of those who want to cash his checks.

* Carson staff bragging that “no Muslims in White House” stand is helping its candidate immensely with “the base.” Wonder why Scott Walker didn’t think of that?

* At Ten Miles Square, John Gomperts tells the story of a high school dropout “tracker” and mentor.

* At College Guide, Jason Delisle reports on GAO study showing that student loan borrowers benefitting from Public Service Loan Forgiveness tend to have very high debts, while those signing up for income-based repayment have very low incomes.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo notes that reporters and editors at Campbell Brown’s new The Seventy Four site are pulling down $90k-200k per year. Nice work when you can get it.

And in non-political news:

* So if Tatiana Maslany wasn’t going to win that Emmy, I’m glad Viola Davis did, particularly after hearing that acceptance speech.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with “Who By Fire,” as performed in Zagreb in 2010.


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.