The Washington Times - November 13, 2009, 07:40AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: A British politician believes his countrymen should be given a personal carbon allowance, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Ct.) falls behind possible challengers for 2010, and Sen. Harry Reid might have to think about packing up his office in Washington as well. 

  • Telegraph:Everyone in Britain could be given a personal ‘carbon allowance’

Lord Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. 

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd now trails the CEO of the WEE (World Wrestling Entertainment), Linda McMahon by 7 points Rob Simmons, the former Congressman, and likely the strongest candidate for the GOP in the race, leads Dodd 49-38. 

The candidates who’ll do better will be grassroots candidates and outsiders who have credibility on reform, and on fiscal conservatism. Lowden scores well on all counts.