The Washington Times - December 17, 2009, 08:18AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Nelson says his vote is not for sale, don’t believe the hype about the plug-in car, and Schumer “regrets” his slur of a flight attendant.

  • CBS 3:  Nelson Says Vote Not For Sale
    Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson,  the key Democrat hold-out in pushing health care reform  forward in Washington, adamantly says his vote is not for sale at any price.  
  • Minyanville: Don’t Believe the Hype About the Plug-In Car
Hybrid gasoline-electric and all-electric cars will continue to cost more than vehicles with a conventional internal combustion engine for the foreseeable future, putting the new technology beyond the reach of many car buyers.
  • CBS: Schumer “Regrets” Slur of Flight Attendant
New York Senator Chuck Schumer was reportedly waiting to take off on a flight from D.C. to New York Sunday when a flight attendant told him to turn his phone off.