Lunch Buffet

Time to start downsizing the food consumption in anticipation of Thanksgiving Day. But no need for news diet, other than product shortages:

* After much thundering, Rep. Allen West concedes defeat, but as David Weigel notes, could be a prime comeback candidate in 2014.

* In another unresolved House race, Democrat Mike McIntyre of NC faces recount, but still has lead.

* Murdoch’s former British honchos Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks being prosecuted for bribery of public officials.

* Stone‘s Taibbi has nasty but important story of sex and corruption scandal at SEC.

* Prime Minister of former Israeli ally Turkey calls Israel a “terrorist state” for Gaza bombings. Nadir in a long-deteriorating relationship.

And in non-political news:

* Former Terps hoops coach Lefty Driesell blasts University of Maryland’s defection from ACC to B1G. I’ve been wondering what the Lefthander might think of it.

Back in a jif.

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.