Bits and pieces from the news...
Sen. John Warner, as expected, announced he is retiring at the end of his term in January 2009. The Senior Senator from Virginia is a Navy veteran and served on the Armed Services Committee.
A judge in Iowa has stricken that state's defense of marriage laws and now gay and lesbian couples should be allowed equal rights in the Hawkeye State. Judge Robert Hansen stayed his ruling when the decision was appealed. Meanwhile one couple applied for and received a marriage license.
Burned out snip teaser Tony Snowjob has resigned as White House press secretary. The revolving door keeps spinning. Who's next? Rather, who's left?
Not Karl Rove as today was his final one on the job. Turd Blossom is finally gone. The White House Political Director remains under suspicion in the firings of US Attorneys and for rampant violations of the Hatch Act. The allegations of caging voters also lies at his door.
Gov. Rendell says he'll keep the forty some thousand bucks fugitive Norman Hsu contributed to his campaign. He's just one more corporate Democrat so what do you expect? It isn't like he's running for office again. He'll funnel the money to other campaigns next year, including Hillary's.
Keystoners may rejoice if the Supreme Court rules that stores and supermarkets can sell beer in six packs. Right now one must go to a bar or tavern to purchase expensive six packs or buy full cases at distributors. The current archaic system fleeces consumers. I'm not a drinker but I sympathize.
A court ruling says Pennsylvania can halt gun sales while the computer system is upgraded over the holiday weekend. That should equate to 10 saved lives in Philadelphia alone.
Have a joyous Labor Day weekend and remember to honor our working families Monday.
Update: Sen. Larry Craig will resign tomorrow. No confirmation on the rumor he will then go to the water closet.