Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Truth is Stranger than Fiction: random odd news

* Fran Dreschler considering Clinton's New York Senate seat Remember "The Nanny"? If she becomes a senator, that spells that end of televised Senate sessions. (her voice is the opposite of dulcet and soothing.)

* Proposed Bailout of U.S. Auto Industry involves a "car czar" - giggle. How ironic that the administration that was so obsessed with privatizing government functions is now forced to practically nationalize entire segments of the economy.

* D.C. Council Passes "emergency" legislation to allow bars to stay open until 5 a.m. during Inauguration Week I guess alcohol keeps the economy going, or nothing says "important historical moment" like staying up all night getting completely pissed.

1 comment:

K said...

I had seen the first two bits of info, but not the third.

I can't even imagine Fran running for office. The voice thing would be hard to overcome (not to mention the outrageous fashions).

Czar is such a silly word choice. I think I'm enjoying all the economic news more than I should be lately.

I'm not sure how this 5 am drinking stuff will work out. Maybe not the best idea to cram DC full of thousands of extra, super excited people and then liquor them up. At least it should make for some intersting news stories.