Something about my fatigue and hunger this morning reminds me of hearing a fellow law student one bleak and wintry day say just prior to a boring 8:00 a.m. class: “These hamburger and beer breakfasts have got to stop.” I didn’t go THAT far, but my granola-and-pizza combo platter came close. Anyway, here are some tidbits for your (presumably healthier) mid-day meal:

* Poppy celebrates 88th birthday, sounds less than jazzed about contemporary GOP politics.

* Politico offers preview of “Koch World Convention” in San Diego later this month. “Summit” doesn’t have official title; how’s about “Their Satanic Majesties Request?”

* Daily News offers brief ‘n’ breezy coverage of Obama fundraiser at SJP’s crib. No mention of a really large shoe closet.

* Connecticut cage match: Shays rips McMahon in GOP Senate debate for WWE’s “war on women.” Wouldn’t work down south, where they love their rasslin’.

* Off-message: McCain attacks Adelson political contributions as introducing “foreign money” to U.S. politics. I would guess other big donors have some offshore profits, too.

And in non-political news:

Ban removed from Scottish girl’s blog featuring photos of her school lunches after international outcry. Love this story.

Back after a brief break.

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.