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Thursday, Dec 20, 2007

What are you doing for the holiday season?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Kiyoshi Martinez - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 11:52 am:

    Avoiding shopping malls on weekends and learning the traditions of Festivus.

  2. - Little Egypt - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 11:55 am:

    I’ve been having fun celebrating Merry Tossmas.

    Then on December 25, I will celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  3. - Can't Get Enough - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:02 pm:

    I will be checking the blog endlessly, waiting for the update that the legislators will be called back into special session before year end.
    Either that or I will spend time celebrating with my family and friends in town. And then cap it off watching an Illini win in the Rose Bowl.

  4. - Kiyoshi Martinez - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:08 pm:

    Can’t Get Enough - And then cap it off watching an Illini win in the Rose Bowl.

    Ah, yes. I’d almost forgotten about that. Cheers to the Illini Nation!

  5. - Captain America - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:09 pm:

    Ill be vacationing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - December 27 - January 3rd engaging in Iowa’s quadrennial blood sport on behalf Of Illinois’ favorite son. Spending New year’s Eve at the luxurious Motel 6 Resort, instead of “first nighting” in Evanston.

  6. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:10 pm:

    I have new flannel boxers to wear. So, I intend to slip them on, sit back with a chilled tumbler of Genmorangie by the fireplace and Christmas tree, savor each sip and watch the cage matches being held between my toddlers and infants in the Pack-n-Play. Give them lost of hugs, kisses, presents, wear them out and put them to bed.

    Then I’m going to try to get VanillaWife under the mistletoe and bring more Joy To The World.

  7. - Snidely Whiplash - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:13 pm:

    I’ll be playing the new Huckleberry board game, “Ignore the Godless Ferners What Won’t Let Jesus in their Hearts.” It’s real fun. There’s 50 squares, each representing a state. Red states have a red square with a nativity scene inside. Blue states are begrudingly granted a small crucifix. The first one to land 26 states wins the right to ink stamp a crucifix over the menora situated on the left margin of the board. I hear it’s going over big with the Keyes crowd here.

  8. - The guy on the couch - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:24 pm:

    I’ll be getting drunk.

  9. - Patriot - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:38 pm:

    I will be delivering fruitcakes to liberals as they need all of the fiber they can get.

  10. - Snidely Whiplash - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 12:42 pm:

    Patriot, if they ate it, wouldn’t that make them cannibals?

  11. - BehindTheScenes - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 1:00 pm:

    Growing older, staying out of local traffic, waiting for the legislature to actually do something, and watching the Illini win the Rose Bowl…

  12. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 1:22 pm:

    Hanging out in the ‘Patch with the family, trying to avoid the office, and heading west with AA Jr. to cheer the Illini on to a Rose Bowl victory!

  13. - Rich Fan - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 2:08 pm:

    This is totally off subject — sorry! But, I had to post this story…Rich Miller was listed today in the Wash Post’s Chris Cillizza column “the fix” as the fave political reporter in Illinois.

    As if his head couldn’t get any bigger! (j/k!) Love ya, Rich!

    I only attached the relevent part of the story…

    Each state has its David Yepsen — the political reporter par excellence who tend to drive the coverage of a campaign or a candidate. In New Hampshire, it’s the Union Leader’s John DiStaso, whom The Fix profiled two years ago. In South Dakota, the Argus-Leader’s Dave Kranz is at the top of the heap. Lee Bandy ruled the roost in South Carolina for many years but is now semi-retired after four decades of covering Palmetto State politics. Same goes for Al Cross, the legendary political reporter for Louisville Courier-Journal who now teaches at the University of Kentucky (though he still writes a column for the paper).

    Who are we missing? Live in a state where one political reporter (or political pundit) dominates the landscape? Sound off in the comment section below and we’ll add the list to this post.

    Here are other suggestions sent in via email and the comments section These are not the Fix’s Picks but rather suggestions by readers. If you’re state isn’t represented, sound off in the comment section below!

    * Arkansas: John Brummett

    * California: Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton

    * Florida: St. Petersburg Times columnist/politics editor Adam Smith

    * Georgia: Bill Shipp, Southern Political Report Editor Tom Baxter, InsiderAdvanatge Georgia editor Dick Pettys.

    * Illinois: Capitol Fax Blog author Rich Miller

    * Missouri: St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Jo Mannies

    * New Hampshire: Nashua Telegraph reporter Kevin Landrigan

    * New York: New York Post columnist Fred Dicker, Albany Times Union reporter Jim Odato, radio talk show host Alan Chartock

    * Ohio: Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Tom Suddes

    * Rhode Island: Providence Journal columnist Charlie Bakst (he has the awesome byline: “M. Charles Bakst”)

    * Virginia: University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato

  14. - siyotanka - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 2:28 pm:

    Gathering family and friends close by the fireplace, gonna eat some turkey, watch the G’kids open presents and…dream of retirement…10 months and counting….Weee!

  15. - Lefty Lefty - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 3:53 pm:

    I am staying inside. Don’t you know there is a war (on Christmas) going on?

  16. - Eddy - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 4:24 pm:

    I’m going to Sioux City Iowa to volunteer for Obama. Can’t wait.

  17. - Gus Frerotte's Clipboard - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 4:28 pm:

    Eating, spending time with family, and hoping that the Falcons and Jets each win a game so that the Rams can have the second overall pick.

  18. - The Horse - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 4:43 pm:

    eating too much, drinking too much, not getting enuf sleep…

    any other suggestions?

  19. - Joe T - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 5:34 pm:

    read the Capitol Fax Blog!!

  20. - Loop Lady - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 5:50 pm:

    eating, drinking, sleeping, and not thinking about politics for one week, then I’m headed to IA for the caucuses Jan 1

  21. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 8:34 pm:

    Must be something productive. I didn’t read capfax until just now.

  22. - Bookworm - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 9:22 pm:

    As little as possible : )

  23. - Beancounter - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 9:25 pm:

    I’ll be spending time with all the family (a rare occasion), good food, good talk, and lay the worries to rest for a while. Butter up the mother-in-law, spoil the grandbaby, gaze at the fire and most of all, count my blessings. Of which I have so very many. P.S. I am a Liberal, and I believe in God. Why do so many people have difficulty comprehending that?

  24. - Disgusted - Thursday, Dec 20, 07 @ 11:51 pm:

    Working my butt off to make everyone happy and it’s my birthday, too.

  25. - WWDMD - Friday, Dec 21, 07 @ 7:48 am:

    I’m gonna fix a hole to buy a ticket to ride (the CTA) while searching for the meaning of it all across the universe with me and my monkey.

  26. - DumberThanYouThink - Friday, Dec 21, 07 @ 7:50 am:

    Reading through the Blog Archives to assemble the Administration’s top accomplishments…Well that didn’t take long!
    How about trying to get the media to pinpoint Blaggo’s whereabouts everyday between now the 1-2. Remember last year was poolside in Mexico with DiceK

  27. - (618) Democrat - Friday, Dec 21, 07 @ 8:31 am:

    Working at my job on the 12 hour night shift.

  28. - Patriot - Friday, Dec 21, 07 @ 8:41 am:

    Beancounter: The answer to your question is because liberals are in favor of killing God’s children before they are born.

  29. - Muskrat - Friday, Dec 21, 07 @ 8:52 am:

    What else– heading home to Chicago to be with family.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

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