Political Animal


July 08, 2014 2:00 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Fell asleep last night re-reading Diarmaid MacCulloch’s great biography of Thomas Cranmer, dreamed of endless intrigue, woke up tired.

Here are some decidedly non-Tudor midday news/views snacks:

* Republicans choose Cleveland over Dallas as site of their 2016 convention.

* Whoa! Palin comes right out and demands impeachment of Obama.

* Rick Perry demands meeting in Texas with President, but won’t offer public handshake. Guess that would imply uppity Obama is an equal to Rick.

* “Neutral” Ted Cruz calls for “vigorous” investigation of voter fraud allegations in Mississippi GOP SEN runoff.

* Reid announces legislation undoing Hobby Lobby decision a Senate priority before election.

And in non-political news:

* Pink Floyd releasing first new album in twenty years.

As we break for lunch, here’s another Dave Clark 5 tune—one that I once owned on a 45 when it was a hit a half-century ago: “Glad All Over.”

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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