A fairly busy day for a Monday. A lot of coming (Elena Kagan, Carl Burke) and going (Tandy Carter, Gordon Brown, Lena Horne, Frank Frazetta):
- Chief Carter fired over Benjamin case (thestate.com) — And nothing seems to add up. There’s just no way a professional cop fights asking for an outside review to this point. What really just happened here? FYI, here’s his interim replacement.
- Obama nominates Kagan for high court (WashPost) — And right away, her complete lack of judicial experience becomes an issue. As in zero. Zip. Nada.
- Dow Jumps 404.71; Nasdaq Up 4.8% (WSJ) — Biggest one-day game in more than a year.
- Brown steps down as Labour leader (BBC) — This was the only way Labour could get in on the action of trying to do a deal with the Lib Dems.
- Lena Horne dead at 92 (NPR) — I hope the sound works for you on that link.
- Frank Frazetta, fantasy illustrator, dies at 82 (NYT) — OK, he’s not Lena Horne, but you’ve probably seen his pictures. And if you were ever a young guy in this country, you were impressed. This is bigger than when racy pinup queen Bettie Page passed on.