Lunch Buffet

Can’t shake feeling that I’ve entered a time machine and plunged back into Clinton’s second term. That makes me frightened about the next presidential election.

Here are some mid-day news/views treats:

* All us old folks have senior moments now and then, but Dick Cheney’s assertion that Benghazi! was “one of the worst incidents I can recall” indicates the former Veep’s memory no longer includes most of his own administration.

* On significantly stronger ground, Nancy Pelosi suggests John Boehner would be called the “weakest Speaker in history” if he were a woman. Before long, she might be able to eliminate the qualifier.

* Ooops: Republican Hispanic Outreach Director for Florida switches parties, citing GOP’s “culture of intolerance.”

* Speaking of Florida, North Miami mayoral candidate boasts of endorsement by Jesus Christ.

* At TAP, Paul Waldman and Jamelle Bouie sarcastically new dual “scandal” TaxGhazi.

And in non-political news:

* Georgia man finds 1943 recipe he claims to be the secret Coca-Cola formula.

Back after a caffeine break and news search.

Washington Monthly - Donate today and your gift will be doubled!

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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.