News you can use all weekend
Free-range conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck gives us a cautionary tale.
- Famous naked truck-driving ex-senator Scott Brown will not run for John Kerry’s Senate seat after all:
“I was not at all certain that a third Senate campaign in less than four years, and the prospect of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left, was really the best way for me to continue in public service at this time,” Brown said in a statement. “And I know it’s not the only way for me to advance the ideals and causes that matter most to me.”
…which is, I think, Wingnuttian for, “I’m running for Governor, bitches!” (Boston)
- How’s that filibuster reform working for ya now, Harry Reid?
In the spirit of the bipartisan, but toothless rules reforms the Senate passed last week, Senate Minority Mitch McConnell and over 40 of his members are vowing to block confirmation of a permanent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director unless Democrats agree to pass legislation dramatically weakening the agency.
- Noted friend of Supreme Court Justice David Souter and newly employed Fox News person Eric Erickson pens his first column for Roger Ailes. Here’s the lede:
The editors of the New York Times often come across as school girls at a Justin Bieber concert when it comes to the Democrats. Thursday, they upped their school girl skirt just a bit more for the Democrats.
So E2 going to fit right in essentially writing fap-fic for Roger. The image of a skeevy, pasty, flabby middle-aged man–with children–leering at middle school girls, imagining them lifting up their skirts… He’s going to do Fox proud. (Fox News)