If you ever wished that you could watch California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi cutting a rug to ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man," then today is your lucky day.
Barney Frank, the most prominent gay politician in the US, has confirmed that he'll be marrying his longtime partner after he retires from public service at the end of his current term. Since marriage has a one-in, one-out policy, this of course means that a straight couple in Massachusetts must now divorce.
Moby Dick, that is. This weekend, the whaling museum in New Bedford, MA hosted hosted a 25 hour tag team reading of Melville's classic. Congressman Barney Frank was among the readers, and several gluttons-for-punishment former English majors among the listeners.
Remember the young woman who demanded Representative Barney Frank explain his support for a "Nazi policy" (that would be health care reform) at a town hall meeting last year? Undaunted by Frank's verbal smackdown, she's now running against him.
The end of the week is a time to sit and digest the insanity that the week has spawned. More news on Sarah Palin's style? Check. Canadian Parliamentary crisis? Check. A Supreme Court case on Barack Obama's birth certificate? Yup, got that, too. Between all of that, plus calls for Robert Mugabe to resign, Tim Geithner…
- That compromise bailout plan intended to save the economy? Yeah, it failed. [Washington Post]
- The Dow proceeded to drop 778 points, the largest one-day loss in nearly 2 decades. Many people just kissed their asses and life savings goodbye. [Washington Post]
- Republicans blame Nancy Pelosi for giving an offensive speech…