Saturday is always a slow news day for political junkies, inevitably forcing me to find a new way to procrastinate from LSAT studying. (It's sad when you're reduced to sitting there hitting "refresh" on Google Reader). Nonetheless, a few important/interesting links worth reading...
Hagel's out- Could our outlook on the Senate be any better? Legit shot at not one, but TWO Democratic Senators from Nebraska in a years time.
Dodd calls for embargo on Cuba- yeah, I mean, it's "leadership" on an important issue, I guess, (and he's right) but not a terribly risky position in the primary. But kiss Florida goodbye if he's the nominee.
The OO (Obama and Oprah, make that up myself) fundraiser finally went down... if that's not A-list, I dont know what is.
While we're on Obama, only fair to point you to this article. I don't think its particularly damaging or unfair, just points out the realities of politics to me. Until we publicly fund campaigns, I have trouble criticizing people for raising money from people who believe in them.
And for anyone who wasn't there, we beat BYU in typical UCLA closer-than-it-should-have-been fashion, but a win is a win. Looked great in the first half, terrible in the 2nd. D came up with big plays though, bailing out Olsen and the offense. Olsen and co have to improve if we want a shot at anything serious this year.
Go bruins. And Bob Kerrey.