The Washington Times - January 5, 2010, 11:01AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Ben Nelson’s bogus infomercial, GOP’s Brown within nine points in Mass. Senate race, and Did Obama politicize the terror database?

    Move over Psychic Friends Network. Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson just became the latest contender for the infomercial throne. He’s pitching his own brand of healthcare snake oil. And, he’s sealing the sale in truest infomercial pitchman form, with the bogus guarantee: “Remember, folks, it’s not run by government.”
Coakley leads 50% to 41%, according to a new Rasmussen poll. Her lead falls to just two points among respondents who say they are sure to vote.
American Thinker: Did Obama politicize the terror database?
In his usual heroic fashion, Obama tossed that hot Christmas Bomber potato to Janet Napolitano, and when she dropped the potato, it got cannoned over to the CIA with a quick fake to Dick Cheney, who didn’t even bother to answer. Obama kept his head buried deep in the sand at Oahu for almost four days while all this was going on.