Lunch Buffet

Tuned into Notre Dame-Kentucky game Saturday with exactly six seconds remaining. Saw the final play, but didn’t have time to get disappointed.

Here are some less dramatic midday news/views treats:

* Steve Konacki offers a good summary of Martin O’Malley’s pre-candidacy, which appears likely to end any day now.

* Tammy Duckworth announces for Senate race against endangered Mark Kirk.

* Carly Fiorina tells Fox News odds of her running for president “over 90%.” I’d say the “less than 10%” would arise if HRC somehow doesn’t run.

* At the Weekly Standard, Jay Cost seems to think it’s worth the effort to talk Glenn Beck out of abandoning the GOP.

* At TNR Danny Vinik calls campaign to talk Elizabeth Warren into race to succeed Harry Reid a “terrible idea.”

And in sorta non-political news:

* Big surprise: Trevor Noah to succeed Jon Stewart at The Daily Show.

As we break for lunch, I’m chuckling at MuddyLee’s idea of a whole week of just Derek and the Dominos tunes. That’s probably excessive. But here is my second-favorite: “Bell Bottom Blues.”

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.