Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Is is January 20th yet?

* What does it say about a senator's influence and legacy if a news outlet in his home state can't even get his name correct? Senator George Voinovich announced that he will not seek a third term to the U.S. Senate. Voinovich is completing his second term and previously was Ohio governor. Here is the exact headline from WHIO Dayton:

Voinovitch To Retire: Who Will Fill His Senate Seat?

Nice job.

* At the hearing today for Hillary Clinton's appointment as Secretary of State, Republican Sen. David Vitter seemed to be questioning Sen. Clinton's ethics. I don't believe that Vitter should be questioning anyone else's ethics. Vitter, as you may recall, had quite a lurid scandal in his past (see Washington Post 7/11/07).

* At President Bush's last White House press conference, Bush said he inherited a recession. Mr. Bush is a liar. When he came into office, we had high employment and the country was doing very well. Bush created the recession several months into his first term and he is leaving with a recession that is almost a depression.

By the way, Think Progress has a story about how White House interns were forced to fill up empty seats in the press room for the President's last news conference.

****** Five Guys opens on January 20th at 2134 Polaris Parkway, according to the Dispatch:

Ohio's first Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant, at 2134 Polaris Parkway, will be inaugurated along with Barack Obama on Jan. 20.

The name says pretty much everything about the restaurant chain: You can buy a small assortment of burgers, cheeseburgers and bacon-cheeseburgers, and you can buy regular or Cajun-spiced fries, hot dogs and soft drinks.

Burger prices start at $4.50, and all toppings except cheese and bacon are free. The store will be be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily......