Economy Deteriorates, Spitzer Self-Deprecates, Thompson Worries About the Water

One thing worse than a bad economy is one that’s “rapidly deteriorating.” [Gothamist]

Asked at the Slate holiday party about life as a columnist, Eliot Spitzer replied, “It sucks, I used to be governor of New York.” [FT via Intel]

According to Bill Thompson, shale drilling in the Catskills could have “crippling implications” for New York City’s water supply. [Pro Publica]  

Ken Salazar, Colorado senator, conservationist, and opponent of shale drilling, will almost definitely be Obama’s interior secretary. [AFP]

But! Who will replace him? [Plank]

Today, the day David Paterson decides to tax all our beverages, is also the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. [CC]

A local Fox affiliate goes in search of Anthony Como’s building violations. [QC]

Newt Gingrich takes the high road. [Ben]

Economy Deteriorates, Spitzer Self-Deprecates, Thompson Worries About the Water