I'm awful tempted to follow Kevin Drum out the door for the rest of the day, but instead I guess I'll just post about things that are probably of interest to, well, me, and maybe a handful of you. Beginning with:
Via Seth, I see that John Hickenlooper has now been sworn in as governor of Colorado. I'm halfway through Frank Bruni's profile, but I really need to ask this question: what's with all the Democratic politicians in Colorado and Wesleyan University?
We're talking current Governor Hickenlooper ('74, MA '80). And current Senator Michael Bennet ('87). And former (1987-1999) Member of the House David Skaggs ('64). None of them are from Colorado; they grew up in or near Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York City, respectively.
This blogger (Wesleyan '85) is curious: has anyone in Colorado politics ever remarked on this odd coincidence?