Lunch Buffet

Interesting Monday morning for a change. Here’s some breakfast leftovers:

* Just saw Suze Orman emphatically endorse Obama on The View. Could be one of the more influential endorsements we’ll see for a while.

* So does Newsweek‘s “gaylo” adorning the image of “the first gay president” trumps Time‘s cover image of woman breastfeeding her very large three-year-old? Hard to say, but pretty sure Washington Monthly won’t be entering this particular sweepstakes.

* Kruman suggests JP Morgan fiasco illustrates basic need for bank regulation. Shame he has to make the case.

* Steve King complains “left wing of the Republican Party” pushing for bipartisanship in Congress. Didn’t know conservatives took hallucinogenic drugs.

* Dan Gilgoff examines DC’s “Mormon Mafia” of highly-placed LDS members.

And in non-political news:

* Legendary session musician Donald “Duck” Dunn dies at 70.

Back very shortly.

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.