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March 27, 2012 12:38 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

As we try to divine what’s happening at the Supreme Court, time for a lunch break:

* WSJ live blog of Supreme Court oral arguments suggests Roberts and Kennedy don’t sound like they are exactly friendly to challengers of the individual mandate as unconstitutional.

* Renovations at Romney’s California vacation home getting some attention. It’s not exactly Xanadu, but does have an elevator for his cars.

* Olympia Snowe complains she hasn’t been getting enough face-time with POTUS.

* Gingrich charging $50 to have photos made with him. Sure was easier to raise money from Sheldon Adelson, eh?

* Isabel Wilkerson recounts Florida’s long history of racial violence.

And in non-political news:

* Pope Benedict XVI sporting sombrero during visit to Mexico.

Back before long.

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.

Comments

  • sparrow on March 27, 2012 1:08 PM:

    Sounds like Newt is almost reduced to panhandling.

  • martin on March 27, 2012 1:21 PM:

    * WSJ live blog of Supreme Court oral arguments suggests Roberts and Kennedy donít sound like they are exactly friendly to challengers of the individual mandate as unconstitutional.

    That's strange. I was getting my 2 min hate from Rush on the way home and he says it's trainwreck for Obamacare with Kennedy obviously against the mandate.

    Oh, who, who to believe? ;>

  • meady on March 27, 2012 1:24 PM:

    Olympia Snowe perpetuates a false equivalency then says a pox upon both their houses. I (like the president apparently) am done giving her preceptions any consideration at all.

  • smartalek on March 27, 2012 1:59 PM:

    @sparrow
    Considering how lobbyists, media mouthpieces for the corporate / ownership class, and the pols themselves -- all of which Gingrich has been -- usually get paid, are you sure panhandling would really constitute a step DOWN?
    At least it's honest...
    And the persons providing payment are doing so of their own volition.
    I vastly prefer that to knowing that some of the $ I give to the Bank of America, NStar, WholeFoods, etcetc, are making their way into the hands of the Gingriches and Romneys of our little world.

  • dSmith on March 27, 2012 2:43 PM:

    Why can't his cars take the stairs like everyone else?

  • cwolf on March 27, 2012 5:16 PM:

    * Pope Benedict XVI sporting sombrero during visit to Mexico.


    Just don't let the pandering papa kiss any babies.

  • karenc on March 27, 2012 7:17 PM:

    Re: Sen. Snowe, whining a la Newt. Go back to Maine and try and forget how often you screwed the 99%, Olympia!