Lunch Buffet

Here are some flash-fried lucheon nuggets for your delectation:

* Jamelle Bouie looks at two new and sharply divergent presidential general election polls (one from Gallup/USAToday and another from Politico/GWU) and shrugs, which is pretty much my reaction as well.

* New Q-Poll of Ohio shows Santorum maintaining previous 7-point lead over Romney.

* Speaking of the Buckeye State, there was a school shooting today in Chardon Township, in NE Ohio, that left one student dead and four wounded.

* Iranian regime hails Best-Foreign-Film Oscar for “A Separation” as a triumph over Israel, despite director’s denunication of the politicization of cinema and culture.

* Sarah Posner profiles Philadephia archbishop who may well be Rick Santorum’s mentor in his denunciation of JFK’s Houston speech on church-state relations.

* My latest column at TNR explores the unwillingness of Republicans to criticize each other from any direction other than the Right.

More bloggy goodness on the way.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.