From around the blogroll

Your editor has the extreme privilege of working this Saturday, and hasn’t really any particular theme on which he wishes to write this evening, so I’ll take the easy way out point out some of the other interesting articles I’ve seen.

First of all, from William Teach: Having Solved All Of America’s Problems, Dem Senate To Hold Hearing On NFL Bounties. Yup, that’s right: the United States Senate hasn’t passed a budget in over three years now, the country is staring at a major long-term debt crisis, and the Distinguished Gentlemen think that they have time to investigate the “bounty” system discovered o the New Orleans Saints.

Also from Mr Teach: DOJ Argues No Severability With ObamaCare Mandate. The Obama Administration has made the (actually pretty reasonable) argument to the Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act provision which prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage for a pre-existing condition cannot stand if the individual mandate is invalidated.

Several people have written about Rick Santorum’s suggestion that we might be no worse off with Barack Obama than Mitt Romney as President:

You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future.

Sister Toldjah, Patterico, Allahpundit and Robert Stacy McCain have some discussion.

The Lonely Conservative noted President Obama’s odd choice for head of the World Bank. It seems that Dr Jim Yong Kim’s background is in academia and health, not economics or finance. Shouldn’t someone with experience in, oh, banking, be a more logical choice?

Tina Korbe noted Mitt Romney’s increasing support among registered Republicans:

Rick Santorum still leads in Louisiana, but the three-quarters of voters there who think Mitt Romney will still be the nominee might be right. According to Gallup’s daily tracking poll, the former Massachusetts governor has the widest lead he’s had in weeks:

Romney has the backing of 40% of registered Republicans nationwide, while Santorum comes in with 26%, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

The 40% threshold also marks the highest point ever for Romney (or any other candidate) since the daily survey began measuring support in early November.

The poll shows a six-point increase for Romney since Tuesday, the same day he won the Illinois primary. Meanwhile, Santorum dropped four points in the same time period.

So dies the myth that Mitt Romney can’t attract more than 25 percent of the vote? Perhaps it wasn’t a ceiling, but a floor, after all. That’s the most positive part of this poll — that Republicans might rally after all to whoever becomes the nominee even if that nominee is Romney.

ALa is getting a puppy.

The Laughing Conservative sneaked (snuck?) into the White House and read the President’s diary.

And finally, via Donald Douglas, a Katy Perry video:

The video was filmed at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in Oceanside, California, over three days, and all of the others in the video are real Marines; no actors, no dancers, just Marines.

It reminds me that I have to get to work on our version of Rule 5 Blogging for tomorrow!

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