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November 14, 2012 1:32 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Man, what a wretched news day! Republicans endlessly raving about Benghazi, the Petraeus mess getting the Celebrity News treatment, and a million phoned-in columns on the fiscal-you-know-what (which I’m calling the “fiscal staircase, while others prefer the “austerity bomb”). Ugh. It wasn’t easy to find you some lunch-time treats, but here you go:

* Pelosi not going anywhere, and why should she?

* Oh dear God: people are beginning to “notice” Jill Kelley looks somewhat like Kim K. I hope she’s never had a picture taken of her in a bathing suit, or less.

* The show that never ends: nearly a thousand uncounted ballots found in warehouse in Broward County, Florida.

* Wonkblog’s Sarah Kliff notes state revolt against Obamacare Medicaid expansion is leading administration to go easier on Medicaid cuts in budget negotiations.

* Meyerson notes white men are now a minority in House Democratic Caucus.

And in non-political news:

* Furor in Miami as Marlins dump stars in fire-sale trade with Toronto Blue Jays.

Back after POTUS’ press conference.

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

  • boatboy_srq on November 14, 2012 1:54 PM:

    * Oh dear God: people are beginning to “notice” Jill Kelley looks somewhat like Kim K. I hope she’s never had a picture taken of her in a bathing suit, or less.

    * The show that never ends: nearly a thousand uncounted ballots found in warehouse in Broward County, Florida.

    Synchronicity, that. Amazing how Florida manages to pull off appearing like a normal state from a distance. OTOH, it's a good thing your beat doesn't include Tallahassee: that there's coronary-making if I ever saw it.

  • Blue Girl on November 14, 2012 1:59 PM:

    Hey, y'all -- we are less than 20 "likes" on our Facebook page from a nice, round 1500 fans -- which ain't too shabby considering we haven't really promoted it...Anyway, go like it!

  • thebewilderness on November 14, 2012 2:28 PM:

    The "fiscal cliff"? I call it a series of unfortunate events carefully crafted to create a crisis wherein the hostage will be killed in the rescue attempt.

  • Joe Friday on November 14, 2012 2:33 PM:

    "nearly a thousand uncounted ballots found in warehouse in Broward County, Florida."

    From 2000 ?

  • sick-n-effin-tired on November 14, 2012 2:50 PM:

    Jill Kelley nekkid pictures will be on the scene shortly along with some choice shots of the other General groupie
    Paula B.
    Really? Who knew Generals had groupies.

  • George on November 14, 2012 2:55 PM:

    sick-n-effin-tired,
    As a retired Air Force MSgt, has had to deal with Generals and such, you wouldn't believe the poltics, the groupies, and so that goes on.
    They are no different then the Wives of Beverly Hills and New York. These women crave power and access to power.

  • Blue Girl on November 14, 2012 3:04 PM:

    You know what you call a General who doesn't play politics?

    "Captain."

  • g on November 14, 2012 3:31 PM:

    In honor of her Florida origin, I'd dub Kelley the "Kudzu Kardashian."

  • Gene Ha on November 14, 2012 3:43 PM:

    Sadly, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections is a Democrat. I say this as a Democrat.
    http://www.browardsoe.org/OfficeCandidate.aspx?eid=119&oid=320&cid=58

    Broward sounds like a police county that wants to grow up to be a police state. From 2008:
    http://miami.indymedia.org/news/2008/11/12228_comment.php
    "Ellen Brodsky, a widely respected and well liked election reform advocate, was jailed after seeking to attend a Broward County Canvassing Board meeting. Brodsky, a long time election reform advocate was a candidate for Broward County Secretary of Elections. An employee of her opponent and winner in the Supervisor of Elections [Brenda C. Snipes] had Brodsky arrested. A witness on the scene makes clear that all Brodsky did was ask about the meeting and inquire about a cancellation. Brodsky is the second election reform figure arrested while simply inquiring about the operations about their elections division."

  • Renai on November 15, 2012 12:39 AM:

    Gene, why would you give credence to the paper party affiliation of a supervisor of elections who bends over backward to cheat the system in favor of Republicans?

    You could go down tomorrow and change your party affiliation. We all could.