Lunch Buffet

During my extended recent sojourn in Georgia, I haven’t been much focused on food, but by their very nature of the local offerings, I’ve probably gained ten pounds. Today I’m skipping lunch in hopes of beginning a waistine counter-offensive against those two fried-green-tomato-with-pimiento-cheese-and-bacon sandwiches I have consumed at Doug’s Place in Emerson, Georgia, or the countless Chick-Fil-A breakfasts and lunches. But that’s no reason for you to skimp:

* Wingnutosphere raging at Jeb Bush for his heretical comments about the sainted Reagan. Don’t believe he’ll be on the ticket after all.

* North Dakota voters today consider ballot initiative to abolish property taxes entirely. Ghost of Howard Jarvis exults.

* Federal Election Commission files suit against Larry “Wide Stance” Craig (now a lobbyist) for vast misuse of campaign funds.

* The Fix’s Aaron Blake previews today’s special election in Arizona to fill Gabby Giffords’ House seat–a likely Dem win.

* TPM’s Ryan Reilly explores psychological urges behind House GOP drive to hold Attorney General in contempt.

And in non-political news:

* Man known as “Victim 1” testifies in Jerry Sandusky trial.

Back after a transportation break to travel from one Atlanta suburb to another.

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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.