Snow Flurry in Hell

Maybe Hell hasn’t frozen over quite yet — that will happen when the administration embraces budget transparency, but this story surely counts as at least a snow flurry,

Byrd to give up W.Va. projects: WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert Byrd has built a reputation in Congress and in West Virginia using special interest funding to bring federal jobs and money home, but the king of pork said he’s willing to give up his projects for 2007 to find a way out of the ” fiscal chaos” left by the outgoing Republican-led Congress.

Amazing. Hopeful. Even statesman-like…

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