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.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.