- There's been an amazing amount of ink spilled and pixels deployed to discuss the ongoing saga in Winter Park, which someone on Facebook called "All My Childress." I think we can stop now. As Eliot put it, this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Or with a Hank Baskett sighting.
- More of a question than anything else, especially for my fellow cheeseheads: were you in any way troubled seeing the Badgers put up 83 points on hapless Indiana? I saw the last quarter of the game and it didn't seem like the Badgers were trying to run up the score, but you have to wonder. My sense is that because of the current system (that being the odious BCS), it's almost obligatory to start stomping your opponents as hard as possible to please the computers.
- A little intramural political fun from Missouri: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) warned Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) of "disloyalty" to President Obama if she should seek to distance herself from the White House in her re-election campaign. Cleaver, who's seen as the likely next leader of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), cautioned the centrist senator of distancing herself from Obama, the way many endangered incumbents had done in the closing weeks of the 2012 election. “Any attempt to extricate herself from him will be an act of disloyalty,” Cleaver told McClatchy in a piece profiling McCaskill's re-election campaign. “She will not do that at all.” I don't think Cleaver understands that McCaskill faces a little different electorate than he does, even though they're from the same state. Not that I have a lot of sympathy for McCaskill, who was highly fortunate to run for office in 2006. Things change.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Lightning Round - 111510
Have to go fast again this a.m.: