Friday, August 12, 2011

Link roundup

1. Politics:

About two hours after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi released Becerra’s name as one of her appointees, an invitation went out inviting Wall Street lobbyists to a $1,500 per-ticket event. The invitation highlighted Becerra’s membership on the exclusive committee.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the invitation to the August 31 event, was sent by Jim Hart of the Investment Company Institute. It touted Becerra, calling the congressman “not only vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, but who also has just been named to the new deficit reduction committee.”

2. Chuck Klosterman remembers Jani Lane.

3. Long, fascinating 1995 article about Saturday Night Live.