Political Animal


July 23, 2014 1:38 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Little groggy from a late night staring at county returns from Georgia. It was nice, though, to do so knowing where most of those counties (GA has 159 of the suckers) are and what they are like.

Here are some midday treats:

* Silly but fun poll shows Darth Vader with higher favorability ratio than all named 2016 presidential candidates.

* At Vox Ezra Klein says the DC Circuit ruling on ACA subsidies won’t stand because that would be way too stupid. Quite the optimist, Ezra.

* Oh brother: Soon-to-be-ex-congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she might run for president against in 2016. Must have a book in the works.

* Erick Erickson squarely blames Jack Kingston’s loss on Chamber’s position on immigration, subject of late ad by David Perdue.

* At The Atlantic, Megan Garber issues a very common but entertainingly written protest against abuse of term “Breaking News.”

And in non-political news:

* At TNR, David Thomson calls Magic in the Moonlight Woody Allen’s “worst film yet.” If it’s worse than Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, I’ll definitely skip it.

As we break for lunch, here’s Alison Krauss with Union Station performing “Paper Airplane.”

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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