Lunch Buffet

Got tied up in a business-related call and am running a bit behind, I’m afraid. But we’ll catch up.

Here are some well-timed midday news/views snacks:

* Lotta laughter in the air about Ben Carson’s Old Tesmament-y view of the Pyramids. I don’t think this will hurt him at all, at least among Republican voters. But Martin Longman thinks it should be disqualifying.

* Several embarrassing items coming out of new biography of Poppy Bush: he disses Cheney & Rumsfeld, but also confides Jeb wanted to dump Dan Quayle in 1992. Quayle’s a Jeb supporter, or at least he was.

* Another horrible national poll for Jeb, from Fox News, showing him in a three-way tie for fifth place at 4%, down from 9% two months ago and 15% three months ago.

* Discussion of risks Trump is running by hosting SNL this weekend.

* Interesting Greg Sargent piece at TNR evaluating growing GOP tendency to explain away, not deny, climate change.

And in non-political news:

* Another banner year for air travel during Thanksgiving holiday expected.

As we break for lunch, here’s Gram Parsons with Emmylou Harris performing “Return of the Grievous Angel.”

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.