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A "toff" act, to follow: And so there’s a new PM in London, as Brown quits, Clegg makes deal, and Cameron enters 10 Downing St. — you can even see the picture at The Guardian. Cameron is youngest PM since 1812–but he’s no Obama. Simon Jenkins says he’s been dealt toughest hand for any PM ever and is not really in power but "on probation."
Let’s not let this Cameron moment pass without sending you again, below, to the great Pulp parody "Common People."
Elena Kagan’s newspaper days –at the Daily Princetonian. Lessig has now responded to Greenwald’s response to him (see links down the page a bit) after their "debate" on Maddow last night. Plus: Linda Greenhouse op-ed in NYT today highlighted Kagan’s views on case of that 7-foot-cross in the Mojave Desert. Today the cross was stolen.
Obama’s TV ad for Sen. Specter finally arrives–as he falls behind in polls (something few pundits predicted).
Colbert King of the Wash Post says Michael Steele, after his latest "self-demeaning" pro-slavery attack on Kagan, ought to join the KKK.
Fun moment on Fox this afternoon: Brit Hume and Megyn Kelly agreeing that the real target of Obama’s warning to new grads not to get too wrapped up in technology was… Fox News.
USA Today: Tea Party massive fail? Tax levels at lowest mark since….1950.