~ If you’re interested in the 2012 GOP primary race, Peter Hamby on Jon Huntsman:
Former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman told a room of South Carolina Republicans on Saturday that he could finalize his thinking about the GOP presidential race before the month is out, multiple sources present for the closed-door meeting told CNN.
~ Also. Huntsman wooing GOP governors?
~ Newt Gingrich, the proverbial sidekick to P.T. Barnum aka Donald Trump, will announce his run for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday via Facebook and Twitter. Classy guy. This should be fun.
~ Adam Serwer takes on Ross Douhat “No, killing of Bin Laden does not represent `continuity’ with Bush”
~ As you probably already know, Sen. John Ensign (R-AZ) resigned recently, and his replacement, Dean Heller, is, well, even farther right.
It’s an exaggeration to say, as one publication did, that Heller makes “Ensign look like Dennis Kucinich,” but it’s clear that the ultraconservative certainly won’t be a moderating influence on the Senate.