Last week I blogged at some length about just how strategically foolish the House Republicans are to be introducing an alternative budget. Turns out that John McCain thinks it's a GREAT idea, which I take as evidence of how right I was. McCain is trying to push the Senate Republicans into offering a budget, according to Congressional Quarterly, but wiser political minds are prevailing.
--I would have to imagine that no politician, let alone the former Speaker of the House, wants to see his name and the phrase "grant of immunity" in the lead sentence of a news item.
--The current Speaker laid it down at the C of C yesterday, talking about the coming budget; condensed version: "brace yourselves."
--Worcester hardly needs the warning: 308 municipal positions eliminated