Political Animal


August 17, 2012 1:50 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Ah, this week began with such a boom-boom-boom, yet seems to be ending with the familiar low rumble of political attrition warfare. Here are a few mid-day items that stand out:

* TAP’s Paul Waldman vents spleen against the undecided voters who control our fate.

* Dana Milbank decrees “hate group” is term that must be reserved for Nazis or KKK members. Clear he’s neither a woman nor gay.

* DC Circuit Court panel orders restoration of early voting days for five Florida counties subject to Voting Rights Act pre-clearance requirement.

* Geraldo and his Fox buds speculate with great hilarity that Department of Homeland Security is run by “lesbian cabal.” Will the man ever retire?

* 34 striking platinum miners killed by police in South Africa.

And in non-political news:

* Honey Badger heads to rehab.

Back after I peer through fog for a bit.

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 August 17, 2012 2:20 PM:

    more GI's shot by Afghani's in Afghanistan today. I'm starting to wonder if the Afghan people aren't happy with the US occupying their country for 10 years? Today's story - GI's give an Afghani a rifle for a gift, he promptly shoots them with it. That, my friends, is why the US never gave the Iraqis the keys to any attack helicopters or fighter jets. Probably a wise decision. Here's another - get the fu*k out of Afghanistan now, before we start losing 15-20 GI's a week to our hosts.

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