OK, really fast now:
- Gates Announces Pentagon Cost-Saving Guidelines (WSJ) — A fairly soft lede, but it’s what I have today.
- Freed US hiker Sarah Shourd flies out of Iran (BBC) — So now that she’s out, what do ya think? Spy, or not?
- French Senate Approves Ban on Burqas (WSJ) — First, the cheese-eating fashion monkeys came for the women in the burqas. And I didn’t care because I wasn’t a woman and didn’t wear a burqa, or want to. Then they came for the guys in the bow ties, and I said WAIT A FRICKIN’ MINUTE! Looks like we all need to double-check our wardrobes before going to Paris.
- EU may take legal action against France over Roma (BBC) — Meanwhile, the EU sticks up for the pikeys. (Is it OK to say “pikeys?”)
- Ethics panel reprimands Knotts, orders contributions be repaid (thestate.com) — No, not about the “raghead” thing. About campaign finance. He’ll be out $24,000 — which, while I don’t have time to look it up right now, I think is even more than Nikki Haley has paid in penalties for back taxes.
- States Struggle To Share Cost Of High-Speed Rail (NPR) — This makes my front because I dig rail. Especially light rail. But high-speed is cool. Although the train in that picture is a little weird. Whaddya call that, Ah-nold?