Day’s End and Night Watch

An odd day of waiting for scandal shoes to drop, and distracted partisan spinners to figure out how it affected their spin. Here are some leftovers:

* Don’t look now, but Buffalo News offers first presidential endorsement of 2016 cycle, for HRC.

* Gawker publishes the inevitable chart of the cast of five characters in the Petraeus “Love Pentagon.” Seems there is less than meets the eye the more you read about it.

* WaPo columnist Courtland Milloy goes out to Virginia exurbs to discuss exceptionally pale nature of GOP voting coalition with gunshop owner.

* At Ten Miles Square, Henry Farrell sorts out the different motives in election predictions by pollsters, pundits and hacks.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer argues that surival of need-blind admissions policies depends on thriftier college spending.

And in non-political news:

* UFCW strike at California’s Nob Hill/Raley grocery chain ends with agreement after just nine days.

And to be selfish, I can walk to the grocery store again!

Selah.

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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.