Lunch Buffet

Don’t know about you, but post-Tax Day food budget looking kind of grim. But I’ll share some news sustenance:

* Huntsman daughter boldly predicts her dad will not be Mitt Romney’s running-mate, dashing hopes for the ultimate double-down (all-LDS-rich-white-men) ticket.

* Michael Patrick Leahy offers the fact-free version of Dick Morris’ prediction of coming Romney landslide.

* If the Secret Service is “Secret,” why’s it in the news every day? Cost of Gingich detail now drawing attention.

* The healing power of pandering on continuing display: Romney to be commencement speaker at Liberty University.

* Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) becomes 12th ALEC donor to close checkbook. Yum, indeed.

And in non-political news:

* Love the title of report on Chinese commercial real estate bubble: “The Ghost Malls of China.”

Back in just a few.

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.