Political Animal


October 10, 2012 1:46 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Slow political news morning. Guess we need some more polls. But here’s what I got in the pantry:

* SCOTUSblog offers “half-time report” on oral arguments in the Texas college admissions case; assumed swing Justice Kennedy very quiet so far.

* Jack Welch doubles down on BLS Truther tweet in WSJ op-ed.

* At TNR, Andrew Goldman traces Romney’s hatred of non-friendly media to war with Globe in 1994.

* Today’s Gallup Tracking has (in rolling 7-day average) Obama and Romney tied at 48% among LV’s, Obama back up 50-45 among RVs; and Obama’s latest job approval rating at 53% (w/ 42% disapproval).

* In Vegas stump speech for Obama, Bill Clinton greets “old moderate Mitt. Where you been, boy?”

And in sorta non-political news:

* Bristol Palin makes DWTS double-elimination cut despite lowest judges’ scores.

Back after some quick chores.

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.


  • TCinLA on October 10, 2012 1:55 PM:

    Can we just erate "Registered Voters" who aren't "Likely Voters" as "Useless Voters"?

  • Gandalf on October 10, 2012 1:57 PM:

    I think manipulating employement numbers is something Welch would do without question.

  • Joe Friday on October 10, 2012 2:23 PM:

    "In Vegas stump speech for Obama, Bill Clinton greets 'old moderate Mitt. Where you been, boy?' "

    OUCH !

    The Big Dog really knows how to make the RightWing squirm.

  • gregor on October 10, 2012 2:58 PM:

    I know that Bristol is an old rundown town in UK, but what is DWTS?

  • exlibra on October 10, 2012 3:22 PM:

    Gregor, @2:58 PM

    Dancing With The Stars. It's some kind of a TV program. I don't know what kind, since I never watch TV.

  • John on October 10, 2012 3:46 PM:

    FYI, the Suffolk University Political Resource Center in Boston, MA, has determined Mitt Romney is a lock to win Florida, North Carolina, and Florida and will not do anymore polling in those states in the remaining weeks of the Presidential election.

  • Bo on October 10, 2012 4:30 PM:

    Dancing with the Stars is a dance competition featuring celebrities paired up with professional dance partners.

    Well,twp points of clarification. It's celebrities except for one cud-chewing, unmotivated, untalented, whiny cow named Bristol Palin. And it's a competition except in the case of that cow where it's a popularity contest with Palinistas voting for her even though she "dances" like she's got a broom stuck up her ass.

    Actually, it's a pretty good show . . . and it will be a great show when the "Kim Kardashian of the trailer-trash crowd" finally gets the boot.

  • All of America on October 10, 2012 9:40 PM:

    Ya'll are so mean to Bristol, after she worked so hard beggin Momma for her new Hollywood face and all! Bless her heart, ever time she does a high kick, I swear I could see Russia.

    Mommy's gonna buy you that DWTS trophy, Ms. Bristol. You put that money to good use now, darlin and we'll see you married off to a brand name yet. Maybe there's another Kennedy Taylor isn't using.

    Would someone please tell Apolo to wipe the chew off his chin...