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April 30, 2013 1:55 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

My week being scrambled by Showtime practice of making Nurse Jackie and The Borgias available On Demand six days before actual cable-cast. Does avoid Sunday night Mad Men conflict, but no early sleepy time on Mondays.

Anyway, here are some mid-day bites. Upon reflection, I decided against link to Rachel Ray Show feature on making broccoli that tastes just like pizza.

* At candidate debate, Elizabeth Colbert Busch brings up Mark Sanford’s use of state funds to jet down to Argentina to see his lover. Sanford mostly talked about Nancy Pelosi.

* In latest NYTimes/CBS poll, majorities oppose U.S. military intervention in Korea or Syria. 70% do approve use of drones overseas.

* Half of L.A. Times staff indicates they’d quit if paper bought by Kochs.

* At the Plum Line, Jonathan Bernstein notes GOP doesn’t even have a current “tax reform” proposal, even though Members are threatening to hold debt limit hostage to enactment of it.

* Dave Weigel previews today’s Massachusetts Democratic special Senate primary, which isn’t exactly attracting much public or media attention.

And in non-political news:

* Rich folks powering U.S. consumer spending. What a shock.

Back in a coupla jiffies.

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

  • ComradeAnon on April 30, 2013 2:09 PM:

    I imagine hearing that half of the Times staff would quit if paper bought by Kochs is just what Kochs want to hear. They would save a ton of termination payments.

  • Anonymous on April 30, 2013 2:43 PM:

    "Anyway, here are some mid-day bites. Upon reflection, I decided against link to Rachel Ray Show feature on making broccoli that tastes just like pizza."

    thank you!

  • Marvin on April 30, 2013 3:36 PM:

    I'm not a resident of the Palmetto State, but I think that the real issue there is, What would have happened if there had been a nuclear accident/prison riot/mass shooting @ Clemson or USC/or something else while the governor was AWOL?

    It's not about adultery or star-crossed lovers. It's plain old dereliction of duty, and it seems like that's what Colbert Busch ought to be hammering away at.

  • martin on April 30, 2013 3:46 PM:

    * Half of L.A. Times staff indicates they’d quit if paper bought by Kochs.

    3/4's will probably be fired

  • smartalek on April 30, 2013 9:45 PM:

    Why in the world would anyone -- other than possibly "Justice" Scalia, should his worst fears of gummint-mandated broccoli consumption come to pass -- want broccoli that tastes like pizza?
    If someone doesn't like broccoli, I doubt the pizza-esque variant would be any more appealing.
    And for people who do like broccoli, clearly there's zero potential benefit.
    So what's the point?