Sandy is reportedly leaving the country by tomorrow. Good riddance.

Here’s some political-news remainders of the day:

* Unsurprisingly, Sandy will slow down the collection of polling data at precisely the juncture of a close election when the chattering classes are panting for polls.

* Salon‘s Alex Pareene has an angry round-up of conservative outrages during the weather crisis.

* Al Gore states the obvious–or the should-be-obvious–about the connection between Sandy and climate change.

* Charles Pierce thinks Chris Christie took big step towards White House during Sandy.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides evaluates the historical accuracy of late pre-election polls, and find it is very high. WaPo’s Jonathan Bernstein agrees.

And in non-political news:

* Po-po turn up 640 marijuana lollipops in Buffalo.

Don’t forget it’s still dangerous out there in a big swath of America. See you tomorrow, when I hope more regular readers get their power back. Until then, there’s this:

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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.