Lunch Buffet

I’ve been having a quick bout of that Florida 2000 feeling of waking up in the morning and wondering if I the previous week’s events were a bad dream. No such luck then or now.

* Koo-Koo-Ka-Choo, Hillary Clinton, a party turns its lonely eyes to you.

* Frank Luntz first big-time Republican to warn GOP of over-interpreting midterms. He should know.

* In least surprising post-election development, Steve Israel quits as chair of D-Trip.

* Few headlines generated, but Republicans actually made important gains in southern legislatures.

* Ron Fournier appears to think the midterms were a referendum on Ron Fournier, which he won.

And in non-political news:

* Talk about a sad headline: “30 Years of ‘Like a Virgin.'”

As we break for lunch, here’s Living Colour performing “Broken Hearts” in 1988.

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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.