Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bailout, Blagojevich, and Basketball

It’s Saturday, December 13, 2008. Here is what we’re looking at.

Senate Republicans block the automaker bailout and blame it on the UAW.

Thomas Friedman warns Congress about bailing out a dying business model in his editorial this week.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich refuses to resign despite the scandal and corruption allegations he faces. The IL AG is seeking a decision to remove him by the State Supreme Court.

Finally, a story coming out of Washington shows that the word “Obama” can even inspire a youth basketball team. At a recent boys basketball game between Sidwell Friends School and Maret School – two elite Washington prep schools – the Sidwell fans started chanting “O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma” because the President-Elect had decided to send his daughters to their institution rather than Maret (those were the two schools they looked at). And as a result, Sidwell came back to win the game 47-46.

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