Political Animal


May 14, 2013 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Can’t shake feeling that I’ve entered a time machine and plunged back into Clinton’s second term. That makes me frightened about the next presidential election.

Here are some mid-day news/views treats:

* All us old folks have senior moments now and then, but Dick Cheney’s assertion that Benghazi! was “one of the worst incidents I can recall” indicates the former Veep’s memory no longer includes most of his own administration.

* On significantly stronger ground, Nancy Pelosi suggests John Boehner would be called the “weakest Speaker in history” if he were a woman. Before long, she might be able to eliminate the qualifier.

* Ooops: Republican Hispanic Outreach Director for Florida switches parties, citing GOP’s “culture of intolerance.”

* Speaking of Florida, North Miami mayoral candidate boasts of endorsement by Jesus Christ.

* At TAP, Paul Waldman and Jamelle Bouie sarcastically http://prospect.org/article/ringside-seat-taxghazidub new dual “scandal” TaxGhazi.

And in non-political news:

* Georgia man finds 1943 recipe he claims to be the secret Coca-Cola formula.

Back after a caffeine break and news search.

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.


  • jjm on May 14, 2013 2:41 PM:

    I guess the GOP shouldn't have called for the release of all the emails on Benghazi. Jake Tapper now has shown that the GOP EDITED the emails to make Obama look bad.



  • Fay Y on May 14, 2013 2:54 PM:

    The GOP has got nothing but mud. There has to be a way to capitalize on all the substance-less scandal accusations

  • FriscoSF on May 14, 2013 3:24 PM:

    Jesus, schmesus
    Didn't Jesus ALSO endorse Water boarding ?
    and Tax cuts for the Rich ?
    and Banking De-Regulation ?