DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Say, what happened to Obama's comfy shoes?
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey wonders what happened to President Obama's campaign trail promise that he'd join the picket line if any situation similar to Wisconsin's labor battle were to erupt.

Parker leaving 'Parker-Spitzer'
Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker has stepped down from her spot opposite former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) on CNN, Amanda Munoz-Temple says at Hotline OnCall.

Best tourism video ever!
Michelle Malkin flags a tongue-in-cheek video touting tourism in Rockford, Ill. — the place where Wisconsin's state Senate Democrats are hiding.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

With one week until shutdown, GOP puts Senate Dems on the spot
The Hill's Dustin Weaver and Bob Cusack take note of the Republican strategy of putting Senate Democrats on the spot when it comes to a government spending showdown.

U.S. plans sanctions against Libya
The Obama administration leveled sanctions against the government of Libya, which is weathering anti-government protests. The New York Times has the details.

GOP freshmen find fiscal matters tricky
Republican freshmen in Congress are finding it more difficult to defend their aggressive spending cuts with constituents back home, the Washington Post reports.