The Washington Times - January 11, 2010, 09:59AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Blagojevich: ‘I’m blacker than Barack Obama’, Gay marriage ban goes on trial in California, and Reid angry he got caught.


In an interview in the February issue of Esquire, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich continues his quixotic campaign to prove he was innocent in the pay-to-play scandal that led to his resignation. In the process — particularly when he’s talking about President Obama — he has some characteristically dubious things to say.

  • ReutersGay marriage ban goes on trial in California
California’s ban on gay marriage goes to trial on Monday in a federal case that plaintiffs hope to take all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and overturn bans throughout the nation.
The Cypress Times: Reid angry he got caught
Never mind that he said it.  That’s okay.Obama has forgiven him, so has Al Sharpton. Never mind that the quick forgiveness is most assuredly politically-based given that Obama needs Reid to force-feed health care reform to the American people and Harry is more than willing to do so.