"Bolloxology" - Sir Reg
I see the President was out celebrating at a bar that I used to frequent quite a lot when I was a law student and young lawyer. It was right around the corner from where I took bar review -- and then the Metro stop used to use when I lived on Capitol Hill. I can't quite imagine eing several pints in and having the President walk in.
How goes it out there. I'm wasting away the day watching a superb battle between Ohio State and Gonzaga with Stanley at my feet. Looks like Ohio State is going to win it.
- More and more I have the feeling that the Wisconsin recall effort and upcoming election is going to prove to be a really consequential moment for the left. If we can send Walker packing and take back the Wisconsin Senate it will be a powerful tribute to the grass roots strength that even a weakened labor movement can muster.
- Shouldn't Slate just change its name to "Concern Troll Daily?" Jesus, they make me ill over there.
- This piece by Tim Noah made me laugh because the first time I ever saw Obama speak was as a candidate at the Building and Construction Trades Legislative Conference. All of the Democratic candidates spoke and Obama was scheduled last right after Biden. Biden went over his time by some insane amount, leaving Obama with only fifteen minutes to speak before having to get back to the Hill to vote. It threw him off his stride a bit and although he was as cool as he always is, one get sense perhaps a little irritation at being thrown off his stride. As a result, I was quite surprised when Obama picked Biden for VP -- it seemed like the sort of little annoyance that in the heat of battle might stick with you. (Both Edwards and Hillary were quite impressive that day, which I would have thought might have added to the irritation.) My sense, though, is that Obama is quite comfortable with Biden and that he has been a useful Vice President.
Must get ready to go out to dinner. Be careful out there if you're going out -- it's amateur night.