Political Animal


March 12, 2012 1:22 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

I know many of you will spend your lunch break beginning to fill out your NCAA brackets, but for everyone else, here are some quick reads:

* Jeff Foxworthy campaigning with Mitt Romney in Mississippi and Alabama today. You might be a Moderate-Mormon-Yankee if you need this, Mitt.

* Justice Department refuses preclearance for Texas voter ID law (as it did with South Carolina’s in December). It all goes to court now.

* Blago goes to the Big House.

* Wish nobody had asked: Gingrich camp denies reports it’s trying to pre-arrange Newt-Perry ticket.

* Quandry for Religious Right Activists: where to focus your outrage? Gary Trudeau’s ultrasound series or GCB?

Back shortly; I’m delaying my brackets until Wednesday.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • jvwalt on March 12, 2012 1:31 PM:

    Twitter hashtag re: Foxworthy: #YouMightBeAOnePercenter

  • FriscoSF on March 12, 2012 1:39 PM:

    WHAT ??

    Why not Newt-Cain ?
    You're getting REAL Experience with that ticket
    250 and 9 9 9

  • Blue Girl on March 12, 2012 1:47 PM:

    A Newt-Perry ticket?

    To where? The movies?

  • Ron Byers on March 12, 2012 1:49 PM:

    My wife watched GCB last night and said she doesn't understand how it will last beyond the first 13 weeks, not because it is a bad show, but because it should really be named Good Christian Bitches and not Good Christian Bells.

    It is Hollywood stereo type after Hollywood stereo type all piled together in a very unflattering way.