My dear husband left for Las Vegas yesterday to spend five days and four nights in sin city. Before leaving, he turned on the gambling bug (affectionately known as “Gamblor“) and did two things: first, he withdrew his bankroll; second, he sent the wife an invitation to guest blog.

Ha! I believe this is how the minority party usually takes power – the majority is crazy enough to surrender it.

I do plan to use the power for my own purposes, but promise to salute the flag, keep “under God” in the pledge (for now), and thank our troops – especially for the national guard who are slogging in the bayou today. I will not, however, dissect the media, quote instapundit, or wax eloquently about the virtues of twinkies.