Specifically, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.
A few things worth mentioning before the weekend hiatus:
Ted Stevens: Grinch
Northeastern senators like Lieberman, Dodd and others, who led the fight against oil drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, found themselves and their states punished today by the Republican leadership. Article here. Apparently, Ted Stevens of Alaska threw a fit, so we lost half of our heating assistance for the needy. The good news is that the heating money was apparently thrown into the mix to cajole reluctant Northeasterners into voting for drilling, so we probably won't miss it. Still. I'd wish Stevens a lump of coal for Christmas, but we're probably going to need it here.
Kudos to Lieberman and Dodd for holding the line against sneaky legislation and blackmail.
More on Moody
Two things. First, Moody wrote a memo in May forbidding employees from doing, well, what she did.
Secondly, Gov. Rell is now unwilling to publicly disclose the names of contributors to the fundraiser in question, which is a reversal from her earlier position. Apparently, since the money wasn't deposited, they aren't required to include it in the Jan. 7th filing... so they won't. Rell initially had indicated that the names would be made public then.
Enjoy the holidays! Posting will resume Monday. This is an open forum.