Doing Lunch Buffet a bit early because I have an actual Brunch appointment in a few minutes.

Here’s what is one the steam table:

* Cuomo and Christie not exactly distinguishing themselves in their handling of the Ebola scare.

* SD DEM SEN candidate Rick Weiland accuses DSCC of running negative ads against Mike Rounds in order to drive votes to indie Larry Pressler. Not a real good sign of Democratic unity.

* Protesters occupy GA Republican Secretary of State’s offices demanding accounting of voter registration applications that have allegedly disappeared.

*The Nation runs excerpt of Katha Pollitt’s book making the case for a “no apologies” defense of abortion rights.

* Sean Trende recaps his case against “realignment” theory and its bearing on the 2014 elections.

And in non-political news:

* At the New Yorker, Michael Specter reviews the case for going non-gluten.

As we break for lunch (or brunch, as the case may be), here’s the Graham Bond Organization performing “Long Tall Shorty.”

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.