From commentor Bootlegger:
March Madness is upon us (at the very least if you have 8 and 9 year old boys who are chased indoors by the rain you are going mad).
Register now for the Balloon Juice NCAA tournament pool, brackets will be ready for pickin’ on Sunday.
I also created a pool for the women’s tourney here.
Reminder: This week’s NIXONLAND discussion group meets Monday evening, 8pm Eastern Daylight time. Chapter under review: “The Sky’s the Limit”.
Gail Collins’ evisceration of “Eye of the Newt” is entertaining:
Anyway, you can see how the topic of Gingrich’s home life would come up. Generally, he doesn’t seem all that thrilled by the invitation to explain himself. But he was very chatty on the Christian Broadcasting Network. Perhaps this was because of the way the interviewer, David Brody, phrased his question.
“Talk about a forgiving God?” he asked.
Newt was quite forthcoming about both God’s readiness to forgive him and the much, much better lifestyle he has embraced now that he’s found true love with Wife No. 3, converted to Catholicism and “learned an immense amount.”
People, can we all agree now that men who spend their early and middle ages betraying women right and left are not allowed to get credit for discovering the joys of monogamy at about the same time that they receive their first Social Security check? …
Gingrich offered up his analysis of the cause of his sexual indiscretions when he appeared with other presidential hopefuls at an event in Iowa sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. This is a group established by the former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, who is recovering from a fall from grace himself. Reed’s involved secretly working with the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to block a ban on Internet gambling. Which I do not believe is the sort of thing you can blame on a heavy schedule and the flag.
And finally, if you are living on the left-hand coast (or just generally feeling apocalyptical) Farhad Manjoo at Slate reviews earthquake survival kits.