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Afternoon Reading List 01.04.11

* Today’s advice column in The Daily Caller has it all. 1. Al Roker makes fun of Tucker Carlson for saying Michael Vick should be executed. He questions the oxygen in Carlson’s brain and calls him “an idiot. ” In turn, the advice columnist suggests that ridiculing Tucker’s ancient bow tie-wearing ways is comparable to making jokes about Roker’s former fat physique since his stomach stapling. 2. Necrophelia 3. Bo Obama 4. Whoopi Goldberg.

* Politico‘s Patrick Gavin writes on Carlson’s “clarification” regarding Vick. Maybe “execution” was a little strong after all. Read full item here.

* A huge drama could unfold on Capitol Hill if congressional aide Aharon Freeman doesn’t unbind the chains and give his wife Tamara Epstein a divorce. NYT‘s Mark Oppenheimer tackles this fascinating piece about an Orthodox Jewish aide who won’t give his wife “a get.” Best line: “Like most marriages that end badly, this one began hopefully.”

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