That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.
Magic Johnson will hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. He will travel to Davenport, Iowa with Bill Clinton, and then make a stop in Waterloo. Clinton will continue on to Hampton and Fort Dodge.
Meanwhile, John Edwards took Kevin Bacon along on the trail over the weekend. Bacon performed with his band at several stops, but admitted, “I’m no Oprah.”
Shout Out: Andrew Ferguson of The Weekly Standard notes that this year marks the 25th anniversary of “The McLaughlin Group,” which launched the era of modern political punditry. “As McLaughlin and his panelists became celebrities and grew rich from speaking engagements and road shows, punditry replaced reporting as the dearest aspiration of would-be journalists. Perhaps most important, antiestablishment conservatism became unignorable, for alone among the chat shows, the Group declined to treat right-wing ideas as though they were freakish anomalies smuggled into the capital by the Reaganite junta.”
Woodstock Redux: The Clinton-backed Woodstock Museum may have a second chance at funding.