Lunch Buffet

Kinda lost the appetite for following returns last night after the Kentucky gubernatorial race was called for Matt Bevin at 8:10 EST. The next election night I know of is on a Saturday, so maybe staying up later will look more attractive if I’m not looking at a 5:00 AM PST morning after.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Molly Ball toasts Nebraska conservative Sen. Ben Sasse, “Washington’s most interesting egghead,” for coming up with a plan to save the Senate and America. Guess I’m not smart enough to understand the plan, Stan. It sounds sorta like telling everybody to have serious debates that his side will win.

* HuffPost’s Michelangelo Sigorile argues mistakes by opponents of Houston initiative overturning non-discrimination law, not just proponents’ demagoguery, made a big difference in the outcome.

* Marco Rubio tries the “so’s your old man” response to Trump’s criticism of him for flip-flopping on immigration.

* Weird and kind of inspiring: Tweeted HRC pledge to end “era of mass incarceration” sent private prison stocks into a swoon.

* Bobby Jindal suggests brains as screening factor for participation in future candidate debates. Wow about fewest brains wasted?

And in non-political news:

* Concerned citizens petitioning the UN to stop Phil Collins from coming out of retirement.

As we break for lunch, here’s Delbert McClinton performing “Shaky Ground” from a 1989 appearance on Austin City Limits.

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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.