Lunch Buffet

Back in the intensive care waiting room, so this post was delayed a bit. Here’s some newsie dessert for your post-lunch enjoyment or annoyance, as the case may be:

* There are “Romney birthers” too, suspicious of his qualifications to be president; some think neither party’s candidates are legitimate. There’s no limit to The Crazy.

* CNN/ORC survey shows Romney’s favorable/unfavorable ratio rising, but still trailing Obama’s.

* Cardinal Dolan denies reports he authorized payments to pedophiles to leave priesthood when he was archbishop of Milwaukee.

* Conservatives complain about choice of former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt–who has been advising states on how to set up ObamaCare’s “exchanges”–to head transition team.

* My five big takeaways from the presidential primary season are available at TNR. I’m already battling some short memories and spin about how it all went down.

And in non-political news:

* Tiger Woods finally wins another tournament.

Back in a bit.

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Ed Kilgore

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.