Morning Reading List 12.08.10

*WCP‘s Moe Tkacik slices and dices WaPo‘s baby liberal blogger Ezra Klein in this lengthy late Tuesday story that she dubs “a love letter.” I’d hate to run into these two in a dark alley. Things could get really ugly. Most delicious part: An obviously well ahead of his time Klein as a mere 6-year-old miraculously figured out how to keep his baby sister’s ice cream cold and avoid “wayward drips.” This is when Tkacik says Klein was at his most “innovative.” She says he then fell into a “deKlein.” An excerpt: “I am not entirely sure what happened in the interim to Klein, who at some point after this contest exited the cutthroat infomercial kitchen appliance industry and remade himself into a fixture of the Beltway punditocracy, but he has since transformed into a less interesting David Broder.” FishbowlDC requested comment from Klein. He never replied.

* Esquire pens a “different kind of obituary” for Elizabeth Edwards in which she talks to poor people down a dirt road while her husband puts on a fake political show (or so the author says).

* Politico‘s Patrick Gavin writes that SNL‘s Seth Meyers will headline the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Gavin writes, “The irony of Meyers’s hosting the dinner, of course, is that he’s been tapped by Washington reporters to perform before Washington reporters, even though it’s those very Washington reporters whom he frequently skewers.”