1. The stench of corruption arising from the North Carolina lottery. Education funding is going to still drag its sorry butt through the North Carolina budget, Democratic legislators are going down, and poor people are going to pay their money into the sinkhole of graft.
2. Karen Hughes, who is the newly minted undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, has made a shambles of public diplomacy, especially among the world's Moslems. Perhaps she should go back to holding El Presidente's head over the toilet bowl. We hear there might be some openings at the White House soon.