Lunch Buffet

One of those weeks when breaking news keeps eliminating short-term memories. Perhaps as the White House planned and hoped, Obama’s climate change speech already half-forgotten. But probably not on K Street.

Here are some mid-day spicy hors d’oeuvres, none of them from a Paula Deen cookbook:

* Markey beats Gomez by solid ten percent. It’s not 2010 anymore.

* Ist quarter 2013 GDP estimates revised sharply downward by Commerce Department from 2.4% to 1.8%.

* Mike Huckabee says “Jesus Wept” at Supreme decisions validating same-sex marriage. Very different Jesus than the one with which I am familiar.

* Obama (who of course is not a real Christian) makes congratulatory call to plantiff in Windsor case from Air Force One.

* At TNR Linda Hirshman agrees with Scalia’s prediction in Windsor dissent: Kennedy is signalling future decision establishing marriage as a constitutional right under equal protection clause.

* Erick Erickson witnesses Thomas Friedman behaving rudely on a train and somehow uses that to set up a rant against immigration reform.

And in non-political news:

* Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Britney Spears left off Forbes “Celebrity 100” list. Is nothing sacred?

Back after I finish staring at Sean Trende’s case for white voters as the GOP’s ace-in-the-hole.

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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.