I planned to do the first installment of the two part Big Healthcare Post for Monday, but the precarious health status of my best non-human friend has prevented me from devoting much time or mental energy to it this evening. Tuesday it is.

In the meantime, Glenn Beck is leading the totally predictable jihad against John Roberts. Part of me wonders about the odds that going full apeshit on Roberts will turn him into the next Anthony Kennedy – a swing vote despite being mostly shriveled and to the right of Goldwater on the inside. One thing I can't imagine, though, is that turning Roberts into persona non grata in conservative circles will not have some observable effect on the man.