Political Animal


March 30, 2012 1:40 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Day moving very fast, so here’s just a few to-go morsels of news:

* Big-time hubris: RNC ad aimed at mocking Solicitor General relies on doctored audio of Supreme Court oral arguments.

* New NBC-Marist survey third poll this week showing Romney opening up lead in WI. Very bad sign for Santorum, who led there handily for weeks.

* Speaking of WI, Paul Ryan makes it official, endorses Mitt.

* And in one more bit of WI news, feds looking closely at handling of money by Mark Block, Herman Cain’s famously smoky campaign manager.

* Georgia becomes seventh state to enact “fetal pain” abortion ban (Governor hasn’t signed bill yet, but he will) on last day of legislative session. Solons also slashed unemployment benefits. Nice work, guys.

And in non-political news:

* Dubai pizza company unveils fridge magnet enabling customers to order pie with one tap.

Yum, pizza. Back after a nosh.

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.


  • T2 on March 30, 2012 2:09 PM:

    from the Romney/Ryan lovefest taking place this week, I'd put money on Ryan getting the VP nod. Satisfies the TeaBaggers and after all, he is very serious.

  • Ron Byers on March 30, 2012 3:14 PM:

    I read the blog post from the lawyer following the Supreme Court. After a little "Democrats do it too" statement, he said it was shocking that the Republicans would doctor tapes. I guess he doesn't get out much. Doctoring voice recordings is SOP for the Republican party these days.

  • RT on March 30, 2012 3:49 PM:

    "Dubai pizza company unveils fridge magnet enabling customers to order pie with one tap."

    If you're the sort of person who absent-mindedly taps on fridge magnets, you could be in for a nasty surprise.