Political Animal


July 08, 2013 2:06 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

As we all wait with bated breath for Rick Perry’s disclosure of his political future (an indication of how slowly political news is recovering from the long holiday weekend), here are some mid-day tidbits:

* Eliot Spitzer’s announced candidacy for city comptroller of New York getting approximately ten times the media attention of your average Senate or gubernatorial bid.

* Violence escalates in Egypt along with speculation over U.S. role in coup.

* TNR’s Marin Cogan explains the feud in Louisiana between Bobby Jindal and David Vitter.

* Gallup finds that 55% of Americans still cite television as their main source of news.

* At TAP, Walter Shapiro examines unpromising short-term future of federal gun legislation.

And in non-political news:

* Latest twist in bizarre Charles Saatchi/Nigella Lawson saga: Saatchi says couple to divorce.

Back within an hour.

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.


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