From DC: It's Tuesday Afternoon
I am sitting three feet from a TV tuned to CNN (I was on FOX but the Miner rescue story on loop was slowly driving me mad. At least CNN is mixing up the coverage of global tragedy and strife.). I have National Journal's Hotline in my e-mail inbox. I CAN READ HEARD ON THE HILL AGAIN.
Suddenly, life is back in balance. Which means - Swamp Pundette is back in action.
Sincerest apologies to the loyal readership for the weekly/monthly postings (and low grade updates at that). it is the dawning of a new era, if you will, and you can look forward to more of the same.
Onto content (gasp! yes!):
Love Is In The Air on Capitol Hill: In the Best of 05 Heard on the Hill, Roll Call reports of the rumored romance between Rep. Mary Bono (CA) and Rep. Connie Mack (FL). What would a year be without romance? We reported on the budding relationship between Reps. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) and Connie Mack IV (R-Fla.), both of whom recently filed for divorce from their spouses , HOH writes.
Also why I love HOH: Their extent of special thanks to "Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) for getting carded at the Capitol Lounge the other night (and not drinking)."
Harris on Harris...and Nonfat Lattes: And high staff turnover, and ties to Bush, and being "bubbly". Apparently, Cook Political Report says the 06 race will be a competitive one, and she agrees. Nelson (surprise!) does not.
In the Blue Corner, LG Edition: Rundle gets press for possible LG bid in FL.
But I thought...wait...so confused: Zeta, developing a month after hurricane season ended, churns away. Unsure where Delta and Epsilon went, though apparently the big E made it all the way to Hurricane status. But don't worry - land is safe.
It's good to be back.