False Messiahs, Dangerous Boy Scouts, Real Springsteen Fans

Michael Scherer thinks he sees the “false Messiah” argument appearing in John McCain’s campaign materials. [Swampland]

Robert Harding interviewed Congressional candidate Jon Powers, also an Iraq veteran, at the Netroots Nation conference this weekend. [Albany Project]

A lengthy profile of the mysterious Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty–a rumored V.P. candidate–reveals that his Democratic opponents sometimes call him “a Boy Scout with a switchblade.” [Minnesota Monthly]

Frank Lautenberg’s Republican challenger is upset that Lautenberg’s Bruce Springsteen fund-raising effort got in the way of tickets for “real Springsteen fans.” [PolitickerNJ]

Choire processes the news that American cities are getting whiter, and wonders why no one is wondering what’s happening all the black residents. [Radar]

Marc Ambinder wonders: are McCain and Barack Obama both right about Iraq? [Atlantic]

Get ready to Ba-Rock Brooklyn. [New York Shitty]

False Messiahs, Dangerous Boy Scouts, Real Springsteen Fans