Happy Birthday to David Dreier, 60. I've always thought he was a pretty good Member of the House.
Which brings us to the good stuff:
1. Jobs day previews, still worth reading after the disappointing report is out: Nate Silver is good on the overhyped but still important jobs numbers; Annie Lowrey and John Harwood have a very nice piece, too (although as you might guess I agree strongly with the political scientists quoted, but not so much with the campaign folks).
2. I agree with much of what Dan Larison has to say about Veepstakes here, although I'd generally caution against very much tea leaves reading. That is, I mostly agree with him about who is and isn't a reasonable choice, but I have no idea who Romney will pick.
3. And Paul Waldman notices that John McCain isn't actually reluctant to talk about Vietnam.