Political Animal


July 02, 2014 2:06 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Hard to say if the antibiotics are kicking in just yet, but I look a bit less like a squirrel today.

Here are some midday news/views treats I’ve squirreled away:

* Cedar Rapids Gazette scolds HRC for not giving Iowa enough respect in 2008.

* On the other hand, Iowa Democrats taking steps to address HRC campaign’s complaints about obstacles to participation in the Caucuses.

* Rick Perry getting grief from Texans for letting his back pain get in the way of wearing cowboy boots.

* New York Times’ Jackie Calmes analyzes emergence of unmarried women as very large and increasingly Democratic voting bloc.

* Fox panelist Jesse Watters suggests single “Beyonce voters” are pro-Democratic because they need government as substitute for a husband. What a jerk.

And in non-political news:

* Defending champ Andy Murray knocked out of Wimbledon in quarterfinals.

As we break for lunch, here’s Thunderclap Newman with “Wild Country.”

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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