Lunch Buffet

A belated “have an easy fast” to those of you who are commemorating Yom Kippur.

Here are some midday news/views snacks for those who are not abstaining:

* Pope Francis addresses U.S. bishops; remarks on clergy abuse draw mixed reviews from victims.

* Walker’s official campaign lasted 70 days, the least of any presidential candidate in either party since 2000.

* New Florida poll shows Jeb Bush running third, 20 points behind Trump and 8 points behind Rubio.

* Sean Trende doubles down on the horse-race metaphor, and suggests two candidates scratching early is normal.

* Boehner coup talk swirls around the House; enough to make a guy crave a cigarette or even cry.

And in non-political news:

* Yogi Berra dies at 90.

As we break for lunch and exchange Yogi-isms, here’s Roy Buchanan performing “The Messiah Will Come Again” live in 1976.

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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.